Brian R. Elliot

P.O. Box 999
Ward Cove
, AK 99928

907-617-0615

elliaycht@gmail.com

Original Artwork by Brian R. Elliot
(An artist’s statement)

For an explanation as to how and why I create my artwork, I first need to give credit to someone of influence that has driven me to see the artistic qualities within the observation of bad…
1988 – 6th grade, Mrs. Sandy O’Neil, made a comment to me after how longingly I stared out the classroom’s picture window with disgust at the dark and gloomy Southeast Alaskan day… After several complaints I had made about the less than picture perfect afternoon she said, “But look at how many different shades of gray there are, ” instantly turning dismay into delight!
With traditional block printing, I tend to use more of a contrast (black on white) to portray my message virtually stemming from thoughts provoked back in my elementary school days. Since each time I create a print, the subtle ink variations make for individuality between each one, even though I may craft multiple prints from the same block. It is always inspiring to peel the freshly pressed paper from the recently carved media, revealing that proverbial “picture window.”

Visual Arts

Drawing, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Wood

Block Print, Linocut, black and white, Local artist, Prints, Original