Size: 15"W x 14"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
Life is spent trying to make order. As humans we excel at pattern recognition and devote time to organizing and cataloguing objects as well as ideas. We rely on our imperfect senses and fragile memories to build our own narratives and ideologies. I utilize domestic objects, knitting patterns, and DNA sequences as personal symbols for constructing meaning in a world that is chaotic and absurd.
Elizabeth Porcel was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She studied at the Pratt Institute, completed an AAS in Mortuary Science at Nassau Community College and completed her BFA (summa cum laude) in painting at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. It is through this unusual culmination of experience where Porcel draws her inspiration. . Her work utilizes the process of painting as a means of deconstruction, examination and meditation of the subject often-referencing scientific data, craft and the domestic. She has exhibited nationally and lives and works in the greater Atlanta area.