Elisia has always loved to draw, paint, and sculpt art that reflects the natural world. Her inspiration for the "forest ones" came while hiking through the Shelburg Falls Recreation Area, a verdant, hidden gem about 25 miles east of Salem, Oregon. Soon after that magical hike, she began hand-forming clay and wire figurines with sacred intention, animating forest spirits that can communicate with the viewer.
"Working with clay and plants, I feel connected to the earth and enjoy creating artworks which not only express my love of nature, but also allow me to bring the essence of the outdoors into the home."
Click here to view the Forest Ones gallery.
To meet Elisia and her Forest Ones, please visit her booth at the Northwest Magic Conference on April 16th and 17th, 2016, 10:00AM – 6:30PM at the World Forestry Center, 4033 SW Canyon Road, Portland, Oregon 97221.
© 2016 Elisia Drake