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Elizabeth McFalls
Georgia

Artist Statement Submitted 2019

This body of work began when I embarked on a one-year Artist Residency in Motherhood (ARIM) in April 2018. During the ARIM I honestly responded to daily life, time limitations, successes, and failures in an intuitive nature. The hybrid prints and collages reflect a love of storytelling through the creation of nonlinear visual narratives that examine issues of loss and family. The use of nonlinear narratives was born out of a love of storytelling developed in childhood. Having been raised in East Tennessee, my family attended the National Storytelling Festival on numerous occasions. I remember summers spent developing a love and appreciation for oral storytelling; as my sisters and I were fortunate enough to spend a great deal of time with extended family that spread five living generations. I reflect upon oral storytelling as the work explores moments that blur the line between fact and fiction, life and death, humor and sorrow, moments that demonstrate the complexity of life.

https://elizabethmcfalls.com

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