Elizabeth Rhoads Read

Cedar Rapids, IA

Artist's Statement

Elizabeth Rhoads Read is a collector of items others discard: paper, fabric remnants and abject items. The assemblage of rearranged fragments and their relationships of the parts are what becomes her language. Elizabeth's reflective capacity on shaping organic sculpture is the value she strives to incorporate into her work. Her eye for composition and a compulsion for texture exude recesses and secret hiding places that pull one in for shelter. Elizabeth has spent many years studying, creating and teaching art. Her paintings and sculpture installations can be found in private and corporate collections.