Released Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Balancing Act, by Elisabeth Timpone.
15% of the sale of this print goes to Action for Healthy Kids.
Elisabeth Timpone is an artist, designer and explorer who grew up on an island in New York City where wild turkeys and deer still prosper. As a young girl she vacationed on the Chester River where her imagination was nourished by the natural world around her. She awoke each morning to the sounds of geese and she was gently rocked to sleep by the stillness of the night. With inspiration from her artistic kin she attended Parsons The New School for Design, graduating in 2005 with a BFA in Communication Design and a mind buzzing with artistic expression. Elisabeth emerged onto the art scene soon after graduating and began exhibiting her work at Giant Robot a small gallery in the East Village, where her passion for delicately inked lines and intricate patterns was unleashed. Since her start, her work has been shown throughout the US in galleries such as Fourth Wall Project in Boston, MA, Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and AdHoc in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has also been used for special events at Madewell and at Eagle Street Rooftop Farms, a beautiful farm in Greenpoint, BK. Recognized by people from across the world, Elisabeth's work can be found printed on pages, published on skin, and posted on the walls of private collectors near and far. Often compared to Native American art and topographical maps, her work whispers stories of the forest where animals live to play and fight to survive in a world that demands balance, respect and love from all who call it home.
Elisabeth lives in Brooklyn, NY where she has a small studio and an even smaller dog.
About the print:
The piece I submitted is called‚ Balancing Act. It was first shown at, Giant Robot in LA and was purchased by a woman who was expecting her third child. I'm always grateful when people share their stories with me. It makes my experience as an artist all the richer and deepens the meaning of my work.
This print is available in multiple sizes. It was digitally signed by the artist. The 8x10 and 11x14 prints are numbered by The Working Proof, and the 20x16 prints come with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Learn more here.
What has inspired you recently?
I've been re-visiting a lot of the great NYC museums. The spaces that house their diverse collections and the pure density of art really gets me fired up. My recent visits have been to MOMA to see Cindy Sherman's photography exhibition, The Museum of Natural History to stare in amazement at sea creatures and dinosaur bones and The Brooklyn Museum to see Keith Haring's work.
Why did you choose to pair with Action for Healthy Kids with your print?
I chose Action for Healthy Kids because I believe in preventive care, I believe food is medicine, I believe in movement and I believe in knowledge. Teaching a child how important it is to eat whole, unprocessed foods from a young age can help prevent a multitude of problems and can encourage them to lead a nourishing and active life.
How have you seen art transform the world around you?
I've always really loved public art and the way it interacts with its surroundings and changes over time due to touch, sun fade, scenery changes etc. Whether it be Carole A. Feuerman's life-size swimmer sculptures, Janet Cardiff's audio walks or Swoon's wheat-pasted drawings, and whether you like them or you don't, they always create dialogue and I think dialogue can transform the world.
If you could pick one artist to mentor you, who would it be?
I've always wanted to visit the Elephant House, Edward Gorey's home up in Cape Code that's currently open to the public. If he were still alive, I'd love to spend the day with him. He is a master.
Who are some artists you think people should know about?
There are many artist who have inspired me but my greatest passion lies in the art of African, Indian, and American Indian cultures. The intricate patterns that are woven into clothing, beaded into necklaces, carved into funerary objects or painted on skin, are all created by the most talented artists that ever lived. I think it's important to look at these pieces to see how these cultures have influenced fashion, architecture, painting and textiles that adorn the art world today.