Elissa Farrow-Savos continues to create poignant narrative sculpture using polymer clay and found objects. In this new body of work Elissa translated the ‘everyday things’ her mother said to her over the years into a series of sculptures. Her mother died when Elissa was 21 years old after a lengthy battle with cancer and now, more than two decades later, Elissa’s sculptures honor the wisdom of the mother she still holds close in memory.
Welcome to Womanhood
Coping With The Hand She Was Dealt
Young Lady You Are So Grounded!
You’ll Grow Into It
The Fairies My Children Think Clean Up After Them
Yes, It’s Not Fair
Be Brave, And Bring A Friend
“I decided to focus on my relationship with my mother for the Art League Gallery show. She died when I was 21 after a very long battle with cancer. I think about the things that she told me and taught me and showed me with great frequency, and I relished the idea of putting some of those moments into my art.”
Her SOLD gallery is drool worthy
‘Conversations With My Mother’ is on view at the Art League Gallery in Alexandria Virginia through May 28th.
Washington Post article about Elissa’s new work and how it came to be: Mother’s Wisdom Borne Out In Clay