I am grateful to have studied with the artist, Hananiah Harari, who in the 1940s, along with painting did collage.  His was a mix of representational and whimsical elements forming his unique collage work.  I am intrigued by his kind of storytelling, but for me, the abstract is the way to for me to express my thoughts. It’s what I see on the inside that challenges me.

One of my inspirations has been the work of Stuart Davis.  His work always looked to me like a puzzle, with shapes vying for their place. My work is also about finding solutions, — making order and creating unity.

Whether is it studying relationships to answer questions or playing with shapes to create a design, my purpose is to ultimately make a piece that is visually interesting and thought provoking. 

Artist Statement

Carnival    8" x 10"   Fine ArtPaper & 100% Acid Free Paste

​​​​​Elise Margolis