Elizabeth Miles

I grew up on the Potomac River where it widens into the Chesapeake Bay, and this early immersion in water and woods remains a primary influence on the forms, colors, textures, and subject matter of my art. The spaces that exist between (between humans and nature, between stages of life, between an object and its observation, between life and death) hold particular interest to me. My work ranges from full room installations to small intimate pieces and often combines metals, wood, and found objects with glass.

The piece below is titled Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird XIII.

Stanza excerpt from Wallace Steven's poem by the same name:

..."It was evening all afternoon.

It was snowing

And it was going to snow.

The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs."...