elizabethcastaldo

new original artwork

Georgia, United States · 1 Sale

elizabethcastaldo

new original artwork

Georgia, United States 1 Sale On Etsy since 2009

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All items sold on this page are original pieces of artwork created by Elizabeth Castaldo. Elizabeth received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013 and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2007. She primarily works in drawing, collage, printmaking, and watercolor. Elizabeth explores themes like nature and the human body, often expressing her ideas with elaborate patterns and layering techniques using mixed media. For more information and current updates about Elizabeth's art please visit her blog at www.elizabethcastaldo.blogspot.com
To see Elizabeth's beautiful handmade sketchbooks visit her other etsy page: www.sweetsimplesewn.etsy.com

All images and artworks are copyright Elizabeth Castaldo 2013.

short artists statement:

I am currently engaged in an exploration of the human relationship with nature, a relationship that often feels disconnected due to technology and the artificiality of the post-modern world. These things make it easy to forget where we come from. However, the natural connection is undeniable when one looks at the structural patterns inherent in plant and animal life, including in humans. I am interested in exploring this mysterious connection in the context of the female body as a personification of nature.
In my current body of work I am highlighting the conflict between contemporary humans and their disconnect from nature. The resulting work depicts figures that are involved in an unclear transformation. The bodies exist on the cusp of creation and destruction, drawing a parallel between the conflicts of the human mind, and the entropy of nature. The imagery lies in ambiguous space that contributes to a feeling of loss, self-destruction, and chaos, but ironically has an atmosphere of beauty. The duality serves to blur the lines between nature and body, and the deconstructed figures begin to transform into new awkward organisms with their own sense of sensuous beauty. The conflicts present in the subject matter create a push and pull between nature and human nature.

Announcement

**please note i've recently had trouble shipping internationally. I may have to quote you a better shipping price than those listed, in which case i will adjust the price accordingly. so if you would like something to be shipped internationally please message me before you pay.**

All items sold on this page are original pieces of artwork created by Elizabeth Castaldo. Elizabeth received her MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013 and her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2007. She primarily works in drawing, collage, printmaking, and watercolor. Elizabeth explores themes like nature and the human body, often expressing her ideas with elaborate patterns and layering techniques using mixed media. For more information and current updates about Elizabeth's art please visit her blog at www.elizabethcastaldo.blogspot.com
To see Elizabeth's beautiful handmade sketchbooks visit her other etsy page: www.sweetsimplesewn.etsy.com

All images and artworks are copyright Elizabeth Castaldo 2013.

short artists statement:

I am currently engaged in an exploration of the human relationship with nature, a relationship that often feels disconnected due to technology and the artificiality of the post-modern world. These things make it easy to forget where we come from. However, the natural connection is undeniable when one looks at the structural patterns inherent in plant and animal life, including in humans. I am interested in exploring this mysterious connection in the context of the female body as a personification of nature.
In my current body of work I am highlighting the conflict between contemporary humans and their disconnect from nature. The resulting work depicts figures that are involved in an unclear transformation. The bodies exist on the cusp of creation and destruction, drawing a parallel between the conflicts of the human mind, and the entropy of nature. The imagery lies in ambiguous space that contributes to a feeling of loss, self-destruction, and chaos, but ironically has an atmosphere of beauty. The duality serves to blur the lines between nature and body, and the deconstructed figures begin to transform into new awkward organisms with their own sense of sensuous beauty. The conflicts present in the subject matter create a push and pull between nature and human nature.

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Anonymous on Aug 19, 2011

5 out of 5 stars

What a beautiful book! I love it ! It is also something I can share with my Gr. 12 Art students ( ties in very well with their first Art project)..Thanks for packaging it so well and shipping it so quickly.

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Last updated on February 12, 2011

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