Sophie Victoria Elliott
In Sophie Victoria Elliott's color drawings there is a visceral intensity in not only the vivid hues but in the actual application of the pigment to the paper. Brushstrokes, platters, streaks, splashes and pools of color in oil- and water-based media intersect, divide and rush together. I love the texture of the media, but also the way that it calls to mind organic material, the cellular structure of plant or the way a water droplet might appear if seen through a microscope. The work also suggests its process in the way that, like the Snow Drawings (first two, top) were made by piling snow on top of the surface and painting over the snow which allowed the pigment to settle and reform as the snow melted, the process reflects a certain natural progression. It's probably no surprise that I can pick out elements that resemble corrosion or decay as well as energetic movement as in rushing water or earth and minerals.
More of Elliott's work can be found on her comprehensive website, sophievictoriaelliott.weebly.com.