Elizabeth Ostrander has not forgotten her “inner woman”. She celebrates her with clay and a glaze of acrylic paint to make her come alive in so many of her sculptures. “The mystical and the mythical is an essential part of my female life and experience,” says Ostrander. “Female images in my sculptures reflect not only my own experiences as a woman, but also synchronies beyond myself.”
When someone asks of art in Maine the mind goes to seascapes and fishing boats, Classic Maine scenes captured in acrylic or watercolor hung on walls in memory of a time and place lest we forget the beauty. Yet when walking into Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture, one quickly realizes it is more than just one dimensional. Here, among the canvases, is sculpture.
Crows have become like deep wells of inspiration not only in myths and legends but also in our visual arts, literature, and music.
Elizabeth Ostrander by Ric Kasini Kadour In her ceramic and acrylic sculptures, Elizabeth Ostrander expresses a mystical fantasy world. She uses her sculptures to express ideas of self-agency and selfhood. She embeds these ideas in a mythology that is loosely informed by Paleolithic imagery and an assortment of fables and stories from long gone civilizations. The… Read more »