Repetition in a Repeat (Detail) | Screen Print on Raw Silk | 50" x 100" | 2015
How It Starts (Detail) | Screen Print on Linen | 50" x 100" | 2014
Artist Statement: We are surrounded by visually intriguing, recurring designs in nature, ranging from simple to intricate. My desire is to capture this beauty for you to enjoy. My screen printed textiles focus on exemplifying and magnifying the complexity of repeated forms. I am passionate about the time-honored tradition of screen printing textiles and take great pride in executing nearly all aspects of the process by hand. I am interested in the effects of a “maze” like environment that completely surrounds and immerses the viewer in patterns that subtly shift with imagery and color. Will you be mesmerized or on the brink of disorientation when you navigate the space? I want you to absorb and be engrossed in the original drawings, shapes, composition and colors that I have created in my screen printed designs that evolve and grow in a continuous path.The transition from one panel to the next utilizes a process of repetition that is significant in the memory of shapes and colors throughout my personal timeline. Patterns and images signify and reflect on monumental moments or personal achievements. My intention is to imply that the impact of events subtly evolve over time and are a never-ending source of inspiration and reflection. I wish to instill an overpowering visual sensation upon entering my installation - a confrontation of brilliant, saturation of color, layers of delicate linear patterns, embedded with a unique record of personal anecdotes.
Elizabeth received both her BFA and MFA degrees from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in Fibers, with a focus on Printed Textiles. In 2014, she was awarded the Arizona Artists Guild Erin O'Dell Award and her work has been featured in the Surface Design Journal “Designing Minds” issue. Currently her work can be seen in the 37th Annual Contemporary Crafts exhibition at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ. The artwork that Elizabeth creates consists of large screen printed textiles, flooded with pattern and a variety of color, creating repeated pattern from natural forms and abstracting them with hand drawn quality. Elizabeth focuses on balance and demonstrates a combination of structure with organic shapes to create an overall vibrant visual experience. To view more of her work, visit: elizabethodiorne.com.