Elena Stonaker’s New Sculptures


Artist Statement:

“This series is an exploration in positive manifestation and metamorphosis. I am currently interested with transformative spiritual practices, in transcending the bleakness of physical reality and becoming beings of a lighter and more vibrant nature. While in contemporary society dolls are generally viewed as child’s playthings, historically, dolls have been used in many cultures as supernatural intermediaries used in ritual acts. The doll-maker imparts an intention upon their creation, giving it immense powers that in turn can be passed on to whoever uses or beholds it. In this sense the artist becomes the magician, the giver of life and values. The vivid colors, shiny sequins, and obsessive detailed embroidery are intended to evoke whimsy, beauty, and order in chaos.”




Photos by Mario Zoots

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