elise p. church

“Shadow Boxes” and “Remnants” … as a collage artist myself, all of these lovely {and kind of odd} pieces make my heart beat a little faster. This is the work of Brooklyn based artist Elise P. Church. Originally a landscape painter, Elise has found her place as an abstract collage artist. I love that these large paper pieces are unframed… and not rectangular! So many layers, textures, and here’s why:

Moving frequently had an impact on Elise’s artwork. She is a collector of discarded and second hand materials such as vintage sewing patterns or flotsam which dictate the direction and medium of each series. Currently, a collector of 1960’s snapshots, cut fragments become photo-collages and studies for drawings and large scale paintings. 

Ahhh, so refreshing. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going into the studio to cut ‘n’ paste everything!

comments (5)

  1. Nina /// 03.24.2018 /// 3:21am

    These collages are so amazing and such a great inspiration. I had the same thoughts. Oh my gosh, I have to go to my studio and work on my collages.cut and paste everything.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful work from Elise

  2. Elise P Church /// 03.26.2018 /// 4:05pm

    Dear Danielle,
    Thank you so very much for this posting! I am thrilled to be featured and so grateful.
    Your podcast, blog and newsletter are truly a gift to all of us artists and art lovers.
    I appreciate the write up, too. Thoughtful and kind.
    Many thanks for filling us with inspiration,

  3. Peter /// 03.29.2018 /// 4:39am

    Beautiful work

  4. Jaynie Crimmins /// 03.29.2018 /// 5:48am

    I met Elise when we were at Soaring Gardens Artist Retreat and have been in love with her work ever since. It has been an honor to show with her and follow her work and career. So glad you discovered her work.

  5. the jealous curator /// 03.29.2018 /// 8:09am

    me too! 🙂

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