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To create these images, I use a combination techniques. First, I collage scraps of paper from tabloid magazines, junk mail and other found printed ephemera by pressing clear packing tape to the pages and lifting the ink off the paper on to the adhesive. Then I scan, enlarge, catalog and often digitally manipulate these small semi-transparent pictures. Frequently I combine these images with photos I’ve taken or found. Sometimes I add in a layer of drawing which could be a scanned pen or pencil piece or could be a drawing I create with a computer. On occasion I print out the image, alter it in the physical world and re-scan it for further editing. I often refer to the collages in this ongoing series as having a variable output medium and size, since the master image usually originates as digital and can be realized in a number of formats. I have translated images from this series into paintings, drawings, prints and an iPhone app. Future plans include the images realized as video projections or in a medium yet to be determined. -Elisha Sarti, 2015

Update to Mirror Numbers – Collaboration in Progress

Here are the latest pictures from the Mirror Numbers Series Angela Oaks and I have been collaboratively working on over the long distance between NY and Colorado. Each piece is on a found fabric sample swatch and depicts a mirrored number as its starting point. Mirror #6(9): Petrol is done. So is Mirror #8: Marine Life (8 Clams), and now Mirror #3: Thunderbolt Toddy. #7 and #2 are getting close – see the studio pictures below. Click each image to see it larger.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror #3: Thunderbolt Toddy, 2017
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
detail.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
studio view.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
detail.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2017
studio view.

Previous images from this collaborative work in progress: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers

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One Way or Another

Elisha Sarti - One Way or Another - 2017
Elisha Sarti, One Way or Another, 2017
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 0.99:1.

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Lampblack Lazuli

Elisha Sarti - Lampblack Lazuli - 2017
Elisha Sarti, Lampblack Lazuli, 2017
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 0.81:1.

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The Answerer

Elisha Sarti - The Answerer - 2017
Elisha Sarti, The Answerer, 2017
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 0.89:1.

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Pictures Last Longer

Elisha Sarti - Pictures Last Longer - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Pictures Last Longer, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 0.75:1.

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Smurfume

Elisha Sarti - Smurfume - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Smurfume, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 0.71:1.

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S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggle Tooth)

Elisha Sarti - S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggle Tooth) - 2016
Elisha Sarti, S.E.S.T. (Sky Eye Snaggle Tooth), 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1.35:1.

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Yooooo

Elisha Sarti - Yooooo - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Yooooo, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 0.95:1.

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Shun

Elisha Sarti - Shun - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Shun, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 0.37:1.

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The Vitreous

Elisha Sarti - Vitreous - 2016
Elisha Sarti, The Vitreous, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1.15:1.

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Is It

Elisha Sarti - Is It - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Is It, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1.1:1.

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Rose Thorn Feather

Elisha Sarti - Rose Thorn Feather - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Rose Thorn Feather, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1:1.

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Joyce Leslie

Elisha Sarti - Joyce Leslie - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Joyce Leslie, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1:1.

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Prettyous

Elisha Sarti - Prettyous - 2016
Elisha Sarti, Prettyous*, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1.3:1.

*Pronounced “pretty us,” like hideous. But if you say “pretty yous” I don’t mind.

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D K Dunce

Elisha Sarti - D K Dunce - 2016
Elisha Sarti, D K Dunce, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1.11:1.

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Heard Her

Elisha Sarti - Heard Her- 2016
Elisha Sarti, Heard Her, 2016
Collage
Output medium and dimensions vary, 1.28:1.

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