Elaine Greene
By deconstructing and then reorganizing reclaimed cardboard and paper, I create mixed media collage and assemblage. I build each piece thinking of shape, color and pattern and how they all interact with one another creating movement and energy. -- Elaine Greene

The complexity of the process is what I enjoy the most. I have been influenced by Rauschenberg's use of non traditional materials, Nevelson's wall installations and Matisse's use of pattern and color.

Sculptural Still Life has emerged as my artwork leaped from 2 D to 3 D. Wall hangings made of recycled household cardboard are my artistic focus. By deconstructing and then reorganizing this material, I create mixed media sculptural drawings.

The pictorial narrative is secondary to my overall concerns, which are assembling shapes and moving them within the confines of the page, and creating a new surface that generates energy. As the piece obtains structure, it dictates the color and texture that will make it whole.

I have been influenced by both Robert Rauschenberg and Henri Matisse -- Rauschenberg for his trash-based work and Matise for his use of color.

My work has been shown in regional and national exhibitions.  I have a BFA from Fordham University and have studied at SVA, NYU, Parson School of Design and the Art Students League of NY.

Broken Chalice
Mixed Media Assemblage

From the Hammock

Collage on Canvas

For Your Eyes Only

Collage on Canvas

Sudden Storm Surge

Collage on Canvas

Intertwined
Mixed Media Assemblage

Kaleidoscope Summer

Mixed Media Assemblage

The Fight for Life

Mixed Media Assemblage