Elle MacLaren’s creative process manifests as an exploration of environmental images. Material, color, and texture are the important elements of this exploration using encaustic, metal, cement, oils, graphite and various other media. Her work references landscapes, cityscapes, and “planetscapes”.
“I am interested in the relationship between people and natural and manmade environments. There are many layers to observing the familiar. There is an imprint, a memory, a feeling that goes beyond observation. The images I create aim to bring the viewer into seeing the environment on a deeper level. It is my intention to evoke a response from the viewer that gives them a larger sense of knowing the source when looking at the familiar.”
Elle holds a BFA in drawing and painting from Alma College. She continues her ongoing experimentation with media, exploring new materials and pushing the limit of what they can do.