Elena Mary Siff
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"Elena Mary Siff mines a broad range of contemporary images and artifacts in work with a particularly social and political bent."
- Nancy Doll, Former Director, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts forum
In my studio, I interpret the mystery, the humor and the threat of my dreams. Like a beachcomber or a scavenger wondering among the ruins, I collect and juxtopose bits of disparate material, creating my own order. The souvenirs of my travels have been a constant source of inspiration.
"Everything can be used, but of course one doesn't know it at the time. How does one know what a certain object will tell another"
- Joseph Cornell.
That unpredictable dialogue is the basis of my method and my faith.
-Elena Mary Siff
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