medial 3. art biennial [2009]
Elizabeth Reed USA

  

              

1.Alluvion, 2008 Watercolor, gesso drawing and graphite on 300 lb. paper 22 x 30" $3250.00     2.Delphinus, 2007 Watercolor, gesso drawing and graphite on 300 lb. paper 14.5 x 22" $2600.00     3.Eye Luv U, 2008 Watercolor, gesso drawing and graphite on 300 lb. paper 14.5 x 22" $2600.00     4.Riverside, 2008 Watercolor, gesso drawing and graphite on 300lb. paper 14.5 x 22" $2600.00

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I am a visual archeologist. Visual Archaeology combines unrelated images to tell stories. My work explores the relationship between stucture and spirit, visible and invisible, fragments and whole, presence and absence. This series started with strong graphite drawings. The introduction of watercolor washes allowed me to excavate detail from abstraction like remains surface in an archaeological dig. Now I experiment with manipulation of layered grounds for added dimension and texture.
Archaeological digs frequently find remains of a structure or skeleton surrounded by objects and symbols of the spirit. My newer work places that structure and itís symbols in space instead of laying them out for inspection. I hope to add a third dimension in the future by creating mobile sculptures that include drawing and objects.