Art Exhibit by Elisa Boughner at Jeffery Manor Branch

Jeffery Manor Branch hosts an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month art exhibit in May featuring artist Elisa Boughner.

Artist Statement

Color has always played a part in the depiction of the human spirit. It has been found to express spirituality and affect emotion. You can see the use of color in churches through the use of stained glass windows.

My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in the everyday things we see. I like creating objects within my paintings that are recognizable and imperfect. I use color as a vocabulary of feelings and want the viewer to have a physical, emotional reaction to the piece. When it is finished it keeps on changing according to the state of mind of whoever is looking at it. I believe color reveals the soul of the artist and can affect the viewer in a similar way.