ELAINE CHOW

My work is about preservation of memory and cultural value. I am interested in disintegration and the changing meanings of objects and customs over time. 

 

My paintings and installations recreate domestic spaces and objects and vary in size and form in direct relation to the dimensions of the original items and rooms. I primarily work with watercolor on paper and fold and shape them into sculptural forms or combine them with home construction materials such as drywall and wainscoting. My prints, drawings and stencils record objects in nature, a series of growth, decay and observations. In both the sculptural and two-dimensional work, I seek to reinterpret domestic objects and customs that are old-fashioned, intricate and delicate.