copyright  2017   Elisa Carozza

    My current series of "Veil" paintings are abstracted landscapes. They depict atmospheric spaces inhabited by natural forms and archetypal elements, using colors that hold emotional resonance for me. The gold is transformative and represents a sort of alchemical force intersecting the plane of the image, weaving through, in and out to the edges. The intentionally non-specific quality of the images allow for the viewer to experience the work viscerally and interpret what they see, wind, water, birds, foliage, clouds, etc. In this work, I am trying to evoke the mysterious emotional quality of how we experience space and archetypal atmospheres that feel familiar yet unknowable.