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elaine gin louie

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visible, 5/2011 Mixed Media: Locally Sourced (CA, OR, MO) Hand Dyed Eco Wool, Salvaged Copper Conduits, Repurposed Silicon Wafer, Mohair Yarn and Thread. 4' X 6' X 16'
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
san francisco, california
Birth year
1965
Lives in
alameda
Works in
the world
Schools
University of California Berkeley
Tags
sustainable mixed-media mixed-media installation conceptual
Statement

My background is the insistent hum of a sewing machine in the evenings long ago as I played in the basement at my mother’s feet.  

the oozing color and textural joy of paint.  

the view of the world through a small window made big and flat.  

the transformation of an image on a metal plate etched by acid revealed with the darkness of ink and the lightness of fiber.  

the tacit harmony of working with my hands as colors and natural fibers evolve, and the fabric of a piece becomes whole.  

Creating art is an expression of self.  soul searching.  re centering.  re examining.  unlocking the layers of truth within.  a reflected journey I share with others.

Elaine Gin Louie, 2012