Washington
 
Dist of Columbia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My artwork is rooted in domesticity and travel, wherein home is holy and sanctioned, habitual, private and wary. I have moved 32 times and observed neighborhoods change. I expand the concept of “to move,” using found, natural and architectural components with a vein of personal and mass travel. The drawn-to and repelled-from danger dynamic continues to have a voice in my work. Line quality is crucial, be it ink, welds or sutures. I love the hand-held, because regardless of the materials as precious or found scrap, the ability to caress the object draws attention to details, memory and potential. My current hand-held project is a series of abstract Birds, which explore personal freedom and migration. I also use human scale. I create sculptures or installations which invite viewers to interact, consider, and reposition how they encounter space. I treat doors as portals, manipulating their intended structure as egress spaces. In my newest works, mountains balance on wheels, contrasting the stable yet contained risk and mobility of earthquakes. I also write poetry, paint, and capture lost sounds in relationships and landscapes. 

All work by Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ashe
2019, 1/8" x 200' approx, hair, copper
Elizabeth Ashe
2018, 5'8" x 30" x 40", bamboo, zip ties
Elizabeth Ashe
2018, 10" x 6", ink on paper
$100.00
Elizabeth Ashe
2017, 8' x 12' x 60', cotton, rope
Elizabeth Ashe
2016, 22" x 17" x 12", steel wire, copper tubing
$950.00
Elizabeth Ashe
2015, 80" x 90" x 18", drawing, installation sculpture
Elizabeth Ashe
2015, 48" x 28", acrylic on canvas
Elizabeth Ashe
2015, 60" x 30", walnut ink on paper
Elizabeth Ashe
2015, 34" x 60", charcoal and pigment on paper
Elizabeth Ashe
2015, 5'8" x 30" x 40", Bamboo, zipties, donated tile, concrete, wood palate, hardware
Elizabeth Ashe
2011, 48" x 60", charcoal on paper
$600.00