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BFA Parsons School of Design, NY, NY 1984

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February 1 - March 2, 2003
6th Annual National Juried Show
205 South Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

My work reflects our contemporary tribalism, displayed on the streets via markings on the body, "plumage" and other accoutrements we use as a way of identifying fellow tribe members. The patterns and icons coƶpted from different cultures reflect a desire to mix ethnologies, symbols, into a new mythology.

I am also interested in the depiction of women, in their many roles in life and religion through the ages. I want to combine many images and influences, yet let them float free across the page, their original power and identity undiluted. I work with these images in an abstract manner, much like the ribbon of color laid down beside them.

The combination of digitized imagery, block printing, embroidery, beadwork, painting and drawing are a collage of approaches which creates a collage of imagery. I want to incorporate traditional woman-identified skills such as embroidery to broaden my artistic approach as well as identify the artwork as a task which requires meticulous craft to create it.

In an age when painting can easily be supplanted by the ever evolving and fascinating technological landscape, it is only through this personal need and desire to make the work, the fascination in the task itself, the ideas and emotions that it can convey, that continues to make visual art compelling.
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Elizabeth Periale is an artist based in Washington, D.C. specializing in print and web design.

Whether you need an annual report, attractive invitation or publication, logos, branding, posters, banners and all manner of advertising, an eye-catching design for your blog or web page— will be happy to work with you.

Please contact me at 202.423.1021 or and let's get started!