Elizabeth Ashcroft
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Shell Fragment - Totem Series Mixed Media Inertia Mixed Media Face Book Mixed Media The Book (3) Mixed Media The Thorn Bird Mixed Media
Ask Your Self #8 Mixed Media When the Book Changes Mixed Media Shrine Mixed Media
Caffe Greco - Black & White Other Caffe Greco Other Li Po Other
L'Osteria Other Sodini's Other Capp's Pencil
Caffe Trieste Other Kerouac Alley with City lights Bookstore & Vesuvio Other Mario's Bohemian Cigar Store Cafe Other
Molinari's Delicatessan Other Coppola Building with Cafe Zoetrope Other Mama's Other
St. Peter and Paul Other Tosca's Cafe Other Buena Vista Other Golden Boy Pizza Other
City Lights Booksellers and Publishers Other Caffe Greco Pencil Mr. Bings Pencil
Parkview Beauty Salon Pencil North Star Caffe Pencil St. Peters & Paul Pencil The Cinch Pencil
Coppola Building Pencil Becalm the Wind Mixed Media Be Dreamed About Mixed Media Chunk (1) Mixed Media
Say Anything Mixed Media Say Anything reverse: By the Sea Mixed Media
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I use books as a platform to explore the boundaries of my visual and philosophical expression - I especially like being able to carve into and out of the form - the words culled from the text become an integral part of the the process - I am drawn to the trans-formative nature of re-presenting the book in a new context.

Why "Circularity"...? I see interrelationships forming a natural pattern of circularity that overlap like the concentric rings rippling out from a group of cast stones. Written "circulars" serve the purpose of sharing information. The spinning second hand, marking the passing but not the measuring of time, is continually pointing at a different word or phrase so that the viewer's experience of the piece can change in a given moment.

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Some of the materials used in addition to the books themselves: thread, hemp string, mirrors, nails, paper, clock mechanism & second hands, acrylic paint, found images, archival adhesive, acrylic gel and matte medium
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