Art Port Townsend – Elissa Greisz

Mixed media

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87 Martin Road

Artist Demonstration

Working on a current series, I will be pounding, inking, cutting, burnishing, and coloring on recycled aluminum lithography plates. I will demonstrate a repousse-style and chasing technique of hammering on soft metal using dapping punches and leather stamping tools for low relief.

Driving Directions

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From Port Townsend, head south on Highway 20 for about 5 miles to the signal at the intersection of Highways 20 and 19. Turn right on Highway 20 and proceed about a half mile to Martin Road. You will see a small pig, horse and goat farm between the highway and Martin Road. Turn right at the mailboxes and follow the signs.

Artist Statement

My work aims for a visceral experience of seeing, not only with your eyes but with your whole body, mind, and spirit . . . a visual complexity. My inspirations are many . . . the natural world, the unnatural world, other art, other cultures. I experiment with a wide range of processes and materials with effects both optical and kinesthetic, and an emphasis on tactile and reflective surfaces that shift as you move through space. I love to play, to discover, to invent my own media, and to not follow rules.

My work has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States, and is included in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum as well as many public spaces in Washington with the 1% for Arts program of the Washington State Arts Commission. 

Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.