3′ w x 2’7″ h Elana’s client tells the story of this one: With our first baby on the way, we started thinking about the baby proofing we needed to do. The entrance to the stairs leading downstairs is directly across from our front door, so we weren’t too keen on getting a standard plastic […]
2’6″ w x 3’8″ h We need a vigorous, proactive Peace Dove these days–one that invites us to seek peace as the most exciting, alluring choice. Like its younger sister Peace Dove 2, this one is actively flying, has a destination in mind, is prepared to intervene creatively, and hopes to inspire us to take […]
4’5″ w x 3’5″ h This collector lived in the sand dunes right at the Lake Michigan shore, in an unusual house she and her husband designed. She wanted shapes from the dunes and from a native reed she loved represented in the large sculpture she commissioned. Elana designed it to mount on the exterior […]
2′ 3″ w x 3′ 7″ h We need a vigorous, proactive Peace Dove these days – one that invites us to seek peace as the most exciting, alluring choice. Like its older sister Peace Dove 1, this one is actively flying, has a destination in mind, is prepared to intervene creatively, and hopes to […]
3’3″ w x 5’2″ h Layers abstractly represents a desert and mountain landscape with a river. The wood pieces at the bottom are thicker and lighter in color, and toward the top the shapes get thinner and darker to suggest receding into greater distance away from the viewer. Elana lost touch with these collectors when […]
6′ w x 4′ h Crucible: a) a pot in which substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted; b) a difficult test or challenge; c) a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions. The center of this three-dimensional wall sculpture has dynamic, even chaotic shapes suggesting movement […]
2′ w x 1′ 6″ h “Eruption’s” California owner commissioned his sculpture from a distance after seeing Elana’s work in Indiana. The communication was by phone and letters back and forth (pre-Internet). The assignment was a certain size piece with dark woods, for someone who loves mountains, lakes, and green meadows. Other than that he […]
4′ w x 4′ 6″ h Created with a rich variety of types of woods, oiled, no stain. Best hung in a room with cathedral ceiling; “flames” lick up toward high part of ceiling. Comes with map of woods, mounting bracket, hardware, instructions for installation and maintenance. Contact Elana to purchase.
2′ 5″ w x 2′ 5″ h Playful abstract portrayal of dancing, in rich warm colors. Contact Elana to purchase. Made of a variety of types of woods, strongly screwed to a backing. Natural wood colors are protected with oil, no stain. Comes with map of woods, mounting bracket, hardware, instructions for installation and maintenance.
4′ w x 2′ 6″ h The goal for this sculpture was to use broad strokes to tie together the various elements of the finished attic space, playing with the flat angular surfaces of the room yet softening them with some rounded shapes. The clients wanted mostly light and medium shade woods, with a few […]
6′ w x 2′ h With a house on top of a sand dune in northern Indiana, surrounded by trees and sand dune-y shapes, the challenge was to integrate the natural forms with the “man-made” flat surfaces and straight lines of the house itself. This sculpture for many years lived on the outside of the […]
Growing as a person and as an artist, Elana explored the theme of germination, using mostly maple wood to develop organic shapes of seed pods, sprouting, and growing. This series is not yet complete; she got as far as seeds and a few versions of sprouts, when she received a commission for a full-blown, mature […]
5′ 5″ w x 4′ 6″ h Elana’s parents Lotte & Seymour Meyerson, who live at Deerfield Retirement Community in Asheville, NC, were planning for their 70th wedding anniversary. Wanting to honor their own long, remarkable history together and Deerfield’s wonderful facilities and services, they commissioned Elana to create a wall sculpture for the Community […]
2′ w x 1′ 6″ h Currents was one of Elana’s first sculpture commissions. This client in Madison, WI missed her childhood home in Oregon. She wanted a reminder of the creeks and streams and tactile shapes she remembered, and she had a particular spot in mind for it in her Midwest home. Every day […]
2′ w x 3’3″ h Dr. Michael Fortini, owner of Merrimon Family Chiropractic in Asheville, NC, was upgrading his clinic in many ways, hiring new staff and improving systems. He decided to take the leap of commissioning a work of art for the first time, and asked Elana to make a mosaic wood sculpture for […]
2′ 11″ w x 2′ 8″ h This creative client wanted to hide from view the flat-screen TV above her living room fireplace except when using it. Elana designed and commissioned a cabinet from a cabinet-maker to cover the TV screen, mounted it, then created a mosaic sculpture over the cabinet doors. The idea was […]
2’6″ w x 3’9″ h Crucible: a pot in which substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted; b) a difficult test or challenge; c) a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions. Crucible 2 followed Crucible 1, which has a great deal of turbulence in the center, […]
1′ 6″ w x 1′ 2″ h Elana made this perky, optimistic piece for a gallery, and the gallery sold it. She never met the buyer. So–no testimonials!
1’3″ w x 5′ h Leaning was a speculative piece initially, an experiment in making relatively large and rough pieces of wood appear to lean on each other. Elana was pleased when a major accounting firm, Gould Killian CPA Group in Asheville, NC selected it for its waiting room. One of the partners comments, Elana’s sculpture […]
May 2012 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 […]