Elena Rousseau Kazmier

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Plaster, sculpted canvas, and gesso on board
24″ H x 32″ W x 6″ D
$2,500

Torched

Sculpted canvas, Italian giltwood fragment, oils, ash, and raw opals on board
32″ H x 24″ W x 6″ D
$5,500

Altar

Plaster, sculpted canvas, gesso, Italian giltwood fragment, and raw sapphires on board
24″ H x 32″ W x 6″ D
$2,750

Soul

Plaster, sculpted canvas, oils, ash, and interference pigments on board
30″ H x 51″ W x 12″ D
$7,500

 

When the Giants of Heaven Come

Canvas, oils, and gilding wax on board
24″ H x 32″ W x 2″ D
$5,500

Banner

Plaster, sculpted canvas, gesso, Italian giltwood fragment, and fluorite crystals on board
19.75″ H x 48″ W x 5″ D
$5,500

Wing Study – Brown Ochre

Lime plaster and Italian brown ochre mineral paint on terra cotta tile
6″ H x 6″ W x 1″ D
$300

Wing Study – Ultramarine Blue

Lime plaster and Ultramarine blue mineral paint on terra cotta tile
6″ H x 6″ W x 1″ D
$300

Wing Study – Maya Blue

Lime plaster and Maya blue mineral paint on terra cotta tile
6″ H x 6″ W x 1″ D
$300

Hail Klimpt

Lime plaster, mineral paint, and shell gold on terra cotta tile
6″ H x 6″ W x 1″ D
$250

 

Leopard Skin

Plaster, mineral paint, and shell gold on board
32″ H x 24″ W x 2″ D
$2,000

The Florence Room, my studio, is a room dedicated to bringing spirit and matter together through the discipline of artistic endeavor and for the sake of pursuing an emergence of beauty that is as diverse and marvelous as each of us. My studio is a chapel of the arts, a space set apart for the creative process which often feels to me like the mixing of worlds. The Florence Room is where I live in that overlap of heaven and earth, where I write poetry, grind mineral pigments into pastes, mix marble plaster for use in fresco paintings, sculpt canvas with gesso, and embellish Italian giltwood artifacts with gold leaf, gems, and minerals. My artistic practice is a constant exercise in freedom, in which tight precision and unapologetic spontaneity bow to one another in turn. It is not uncommon for me to unmake things as often as I make them. This ritual of adding/removing, making/breaking, building/deconstructing is a reenactment of the passage of time and of what it means to be human, I think— excavating life for our truest selves, learning the art of transfiguration as we go, and bringing the world with us toward a unity that grows vast instead of diminishing. Welcome, all.

Artist Statement
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