Serena JV Elston
About the Works
More Absurdity. (left window)
These works were made in response to a friend's suicide and being hit by a car. They are a physical manifestation of coping mechanism developed to battle depression.
Banquet (right window)
These Commemorative tapestries are the relics of 3 Banquets held to honor the attending guests.
During the winter of 2008 a Banquet Hall was erected from two suspended Scissor Trusses and a 13ft long 20 person dinner table sat inside the ship like structure. The exterior was shielded entirely with welded plastic bags and the inside was plated with silver heat reflective mylar sheets.
About the Artist
Serena JV Elston received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with a focus in both Sculpture and Architecture. She served in the artist group The Tinderbox in Brattleboro, VT for three years till it’s closing in December 2008. Her creations demonstrate possibilities through an intimate understanding of material. Colliding Ridiculous with Craft she animates wingnuttey wherever her humongous projects sit themselves. Past works include a Portable Suspended Banquet Hall, Twenty-person Dinner Table, Two-Story Yurt, and a constructing her own burial chamber. She has future plans to cover the world in cozy hammocks and to one day build a castle on US soil with a velladrom full of skateboarders as its motte.
To learn more about the artist, please go to http://flickr.com/photos/serenajve/