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“In-the-Wall” Prototype sculpture

February 2014  The prototype for an “In-the-Wall” sculpture is now ready. This type of sculpture will be literally built into a wall, attached to the studs before the sheetrock goes on. Then the sheetrock gets installed around it. The sculpture is painted the same color as the wall. End result: It looks as if the wall itself undulates, in three dimensions.

Like all my mosaic wood wall sculptures, the design for these can be representational, metaphorical, or allegorical, and… Continue reading

The Deception Project

August 2012 This piece was for a private home, covering the doors of a wall cabinet that in turn disguises a flat screen TV! That’s why I call it my Deception Project. Title is “Hugging,” representing the love in this family and hopefully moving it out into the world as well, as people visit this lovely home.


Cone Health Cancer Center Purchased an Elana Sculpture

May 2012

“Crucible” on site

One of my sculptures now hangs in a prominent spot on a stairwell at a major cancer hospital–joining the work of 29 other NC artists selected for this facility. I am gratified by this relationship with a medical facility that really “gets” the connection between art and healing on many levels. Above are donors Dick & Cissy Hall and Vice President of Fund Development William A. Porter with delighted me under the just-installed sculpture “… Continue reading

New commissioned wall sculpture, articles, and reception!

March 2012 Recently I completed a wooden wall mosaic that Dr. Michael Fortini of Merrimon Family Chiropractic commissioned for the clinic’s waiting room.

Carol Motsinger of the Asheville Citizen-Times interviewed Dr. Fortini and me about our fun collaboration; see her article here. And WNC Woman featured Roberta Binder’s longer interview with me in its March issue. You may read that here.

March 10 we had a well-attended reception for the sculpture; thanks to everyone who came!

After seeing… Continue reading