Elizabeth's Ephemera
Elizabeth's Ephemera

Artist's Statement

I create mixed media collages because they illuminate the beauty in everyday objects and offer a different way of looking at what we might not notice.  I like to magnify a detail. The background of a vintage postage stamp might define the color scheme of a collage, or perhaps it is the texture in currency that inspires a piece. All of my work is on a small scale, and most of my work manifests as greeting cards, making it accessible and intended to be shared with others.  


I like playing with proportions and combining several patterns with related elements into a cohesive piece. Currently, postage stamps, coins  and vintage books inspire me. I love old music, maps and nautical charts. Paper has long been my favorite medium. I have been making greeting cards (and other things) since I was a child. My deckle edged ruler is my favorite tool-- every piece of paper in every collage is altered by hand. I try to create something every day.



Artist's Bio

I am a paper artist who specializes in mixed media assemblage greeting cards. Born in Brooklyn, New York, I grew up in northwestern Connecticut, where I first began making things. After graduating Colby College with a degree in Classics and Anthropology, I worked at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor, Maine, and then for a decade as an executive recruiter in California for healthcare and technology companies. In 2005, I returned to Maine and began to take my hobby more seriously. By 2009, I launched Elizabeth's Ephemera and was selling greeting cards and other paper crafts at juried shows and local stores. I then expanded my craft to include gift bags, journals, and framed assemblages.


I am a member of the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen, Exeter Fine Crafts, and Yarmouth Arts. My creations are available at galleries, co-ops and juried shows in Maine and New Hampshire.


Shows and Exhibits

"Handmade"                                                                     Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine"

"Holiday Invitational Show"                                               Oct. 2017 - Jan. 2018
Merrill Memorial Library Arts, Yarmouth, Maine

"100 Dresses: We're All In This Together"            
Towne Art Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts                      Oct. 2017 - Nov. 2017
The Gallery at Waynflete School, Portland, Maine           Sept. 2016 - Dec. 2016
"Handmade"                                                                      Nov. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine

"Rock, Paper, Scissors"                                                   Sept.2016 - Oct. 2016
Lamont Gallery, Exeter, New Hampshire
"Handmade"                                                                     Nov. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine            

"Small Works Holiday Show"                                            Nov. 2015 - Jan. 2016
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, Belfast, Maine

"Local Landscapes"                                                          Mar. 2014 - Apr. 2014
Royal Bean, Yarmouth, Maine

"Tuesday Painters"                                                           Jan. 2014
Maine Coffee Roasters, Yarmouth, Maine                

"Fiddleheads and Springtime Pleasures"                        2013
Chocolate Church Gallery, Bath, Maine

"Ekphrasis"                                                                      2013
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, Maine

"Smokin' Hot"                                                                   2012
Merrill Memorial Library, Yarmouth, Maine

Yarmouth Arts Festival                                                    2012
Saint Bartholomew's Church, Cousin's Island, Maine

"Life's Fascinating Textures"                                            2011
Couleur Collection, Falmouth, Maine




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