"My sculptures usually focus on the female form; the structure lends itself to the material being rounded and flowing. Most of the figures possess an abundance of flesh that can be distorted as I see fit, exaggerating the posture and momentum."
Glass is a challenging material for sculpture, especially when it is in a molten state; it takes dexterity and speed to model. The process is very physically and mentally challenging. Once a piece is begun the maker is committed and the final form has to be completed in one session.
Glass makers are constantly exposed to temperatures of over 1000 degrees and coaxing a complex form out of the liquid glass is unlike working with any other material. Elliot’s sculptures are not cast, carved or ground into shape, but modelled from a cooling liquid so that until the very last second the sculpture is a moving living entity, frozen in time as the glass sets.
"I enjoy using opalescent glass on many of my sculptures. The unique properties of this glass create a changing luminosity depending on its exposure to light."
Figure study 7
Figure study 2
Marble Lady 3
Figure study 6
venus in white