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RAJ BY THE SEA
About Elizabeth Eckel, b. 1976
Elizabeth is a Westerly native who landed back in Rhode Island from Africa when Covid struck. She has lived and worked around the world in many culturally rich locations as an English teacher having achieved her Masters in International Education from the George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. While abroad, Elizabeth's travels included Rajasthan, India where she found these well worn wood blocks and formed a passion for the printing art form.
Raj by the Sea is a fusion of the long Eastern tradition of the decorative arts combined with the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and its people's cultural life ways. Self-taught, Elizabeth works in a variety of media and is currently also completing a series of found objects on mirrors that reveal our current isolative struggles. She was educated at Pine Point School in Stonington, CT and received her Bachelors of Art in Art History at Boston University.
This series is printed on Loki paper which is hand rolled and dried. No piece is alike.
About Indian Block Printing in Coastal Rhode Island
Elizabeth works at BoP Artist Studio (Winter 2020-Spring 2021) where she finds peace and quiet. The BoP Artist Studio fosters creative community with like minds and talent whereby its members assist in feedback, support, reflection and laughter (especially when risks are taken).