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This Family Tree

Story details for this sculpture will be coming soon!

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A Bug’s Journey

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 […]

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Living Dune

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 […]

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Peace Dove 2

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 […]

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Layers

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 […]

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Eruption

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 […]

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Balance

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 […]

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Continuities

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 […]

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Germination Series

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 […]

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Currents

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 […]

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Hugging

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 […]

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Promise

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!