Elisabeth Gordon artwork

Artist Statement
My work is photo-driven and focuses on digitally manipulated images and alternative photographic printing processes such as cyanotype, van dyke, gum bichromate, and, most recently, screen printing. While my interest in history and tactility is what drives my process, my work is mostly used as a way of communicating ideas of memory and connection. This stems from my personal life and daily reflections and can be extended to speak on current social and political ideas.

Project Statement: My latest work, “In Memoriam,” has been focused on my grandfather whom I was very close to before he passed. By working with old family photographs, I have been simultaneously working through a memory problem which causes me to have issues remembering and imagining facial features whilst also broadening my ideas to speak on mental issues related to serving in the military, as my grandfather once served. This work utilizes screen printing and film photography and branches out into more sculptural arts as well, using military jackets as the canvas for some photographic work and also using materials like spent shell casings to connect to my honors research in Trench Art and its connection to trauma therapy.