"My process of loom weaving essentially follows a long-tended tradition, although with the integration of metal wire my techniques push the customary limits of weaving. By manipulating the woven wire, I construct undulating gestures and punctuated patterning, resulting in dynamic forms that subvert the static templates of weaving. In this way, the work strikes a balance between textile and sculpture that explores a juxtaposition of comfort and complexity, fortitude and fragility."
Elise Vazelakis (b. 1958, Arizona) She has had solo exhibitions in Dubai (2012, 2014); San Francisco (2007); and has been included in group shows in New York (2018, 2006); Los Angeles (2018, 2017, 2009, 2007, 2006); Austin (2017) and Phoenix (2018), among others. Her work is also in private and public collections including Faisaliah Resort in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Silent Divine Within, 2017
Steel, Brass, Copper, Acrylic Paint & Fiber 61 x80 Inches
Repetitive Stillness, 2017
Loom Woven Fiber, Steel and Copper Wire, 120 x 90 Inches
Thread of Hope, 2016
Loom Woven Steel and Fiber, 50 x 60 Inches