Elizabeth Wilson: Interview

Elizabeth Wilson, Turbulence II, gouache and watercolor on paper, 8.75 x 9.5, 20
Elizabeth Wilson, Turbulence II, gouache and watercolor on paper, 8.75 x 9.5, 2008 – 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

Elana Hagler interviews painter Elizabeth Wilson whose work will be on view at Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia from November 2 - November 23, 2014.

Wilson comments: "For me, watching the sky is the most interesting, thought-provoking part of the landscape. Living in a suburb of Philadelphia, it’s rare to see large open spaces. I’m usually capturing glimpses when I’m driving or walking, looking up or at the end of a street between buildings or trees. I rarely see horizontally. The skies I see that tell a story in the round; they are a space of transition and impending weather, from left to right, from top to bottom. They are almost never predictable and almost always in flux. In contrast, natural or built landscapes are essentially static in their foundation with the exception of weather events, the changing light and the passing seasons. The energy of the sky and fixed landscape work independently though collaboratively, quietly and often times quite dramatically... My interest lies with making little environments, a whole world of them. Sometimes they are based heavily on real experienced realities and sometime they are entirely invented. These are representational souvenirs of observation and thought."