Featured Artist – Elizabeth Frank

Artist Portfolio Magazine

Featured Artist

Elizabeth Frank – Tucson, AZ
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Every summer or fall I visit an aspen forest to collect wood for my carvings. Each visit is like a pilgrimage. Every time I return I’m moved by the strength and the delicacy of the natural world.

My carving style is inspired by iconic images found in folk, tribal and outsider art. The themes I choose are personal yet universal. My love for the natural world and my concern for the environment often translate into works about the complex relationship between humans and nature in this modern age.

I layer my personal experiences into the artworks adding my voice to the collective stories. I look for metaphor in the materials I choose, the poems of the flowers, bones and rust the secrets of the slow growing trees communal stories about life here on earth.

 Following the Dog Star - Migration Series Medium carved found aspen, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, steel stand Size 20" x 18" x 9"

Following the Dog Star – Migration Series
carved found aspen, bronze, acrylic paint, wax, steel stand
20″ x 18″ x 9″
 Desert Flower Coyote Medium carved fallen aspen, acrylic paint, wax, steel stand Size 19" x 8" x 5"

Desert Flower Coyote
carved fallen aspen, acrylic paint, wax, steel stand
19″ x 8″ x 5″
 Desert Jaguar Medium carved fallen aspen, acrylic paint, wax, steel stand Size 18" x 8" x 5"

Desert Jaguar
carved fallen aspen, acrylic paint, wax, steel stand
18″ x 8″ x 5″
 Sky Prayer Medium carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, mica, amate paper, tin, acrylic paint, wax Size 18" x 9" x 5"

Sky Prayer
carved fallen aspen, reclaimed wood, mica, amate paper, tin, acrylic paint, wax
18″ x 9″ x 5″

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