Elizabeth Rhoads Read
"These pieces exude recesses, secret hiding places that pull one in for shelter."
Elizabeth Rhoads Read's works are inspired by the environment that surrounds her. She is drawn towards simple materials to create her visions including paper, used fabric and abject items.
Elizabeth's work involves varying texture and illusive lights interspersed with minute details, concentrating on the forcefulness of dark areas and the contrast between spaces. These pieces exude recesses, secret hiding places that pull one in for shelter. Her philosophy is to immerse herself in textures and tones to express the intensity of emotions.
She has participated in juried and invitational shows with her large fiber wall hangings and paper sculptures. Elizabeth has been involved with public art projects and her work can be found in private and corporate collections.
One of Elizabeth's pieces enhances a spread in Southeast Magazine, 9/14