ARTIST’S STATEMENT | ARTWORK
In my efforts to discover new means of self-expression, I have worked with paint, encaustic, photography, collage, mixed media and re-purposed materials. During the intuitive process of recombining materials chance plays an important role and I welcome its contribution in creating the outcome. Yet I am ultimately in control of every decision and in most cases I base these decisions on the elements of composition, colour, shape and surface.
The layering in mixed media collage allows me to simultaneously reveal and conceal, and ultimately bring cohesion to disparate parts, creating a new whole - in a sometimes satisfying, sometimes, challenging, sometimes beautiful way.
Sylvia Kristina Elliott was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1951, grew up in Toronto and currently resides by the shore of Lake Huron near Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula. She studied fine art at York University (Toronto) and her work has been exhibited at numerous shows, both group and solo. Sylvia does not confine her art to one subject area or medium, preferring to vary the projects and media, following where her curiosity and creativity lead.. Her art is included in private collections in many countries and she has won several awards. She has curated art shows for Parks Canada at the Visitor Centre, Tobermory. Sylvia is a member of the Milkweed Collective (Toronto), the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists and Co-op Gallery, and Santa Fe Gallery in Owen Sound. She is represented by Circle Arts Gallery, Tobermory, Ontario.
Photo: Phillip Connolly
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