Elaine St Louis
Colorado has been Elaine St Louis’ home and inspiration for over 40 years. After graduating from the Art institute of Colorado, she worked as art director and photo stylist for home interiors magazines, developing a deep appreciation for architecture and design.
“In the nests of songbirds I see architecture and design in its purest form, which follows their simple function. By layering glazes creating a luminous chiaroscuro effect, I interpret ephemeral nests in giant scale. As I work each nest, I picture the bird building it—I’m weaving these sticks and grasses in a similar way with paint and prayer. I am passionate about how a monumental image of something so small and plain changes the viewer’s relationship to it and opens hearts to memories, dreams and emotions.”
Elaine currently works out of her “treehouse” studio in Denver.