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Studio pics

Just a few shots of what I’m workin’ on…
Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, works in progress, 2017
from left to right: Painting on canvas, 30 x 40 in / 76.2 x 101.6 cm and Painting on canvas, 36 x 48 in / 91.44 x 121.92 cm.

Elisha Sarti - Painting In Progress - 2017
Elisha Sarti, works in progress, 2017.

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Mirror #7: Coral Killers – Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti

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Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror #7: Coral Killers, 2017
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

More about this ongoing series: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers

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Mirror #2: BB Rosa – Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti

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Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror #2: BB Rosa, 2017
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

More about this ongoing series: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers

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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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Mirror Numbers – Collaboration in Progress

Angela Oaks and I have been collaborating on a series of paintings on found fabric samples. Each swatch features a mirrored depiction of a number as its starting point. Click each image below to see it larger. Here’s an overview of all 8 of the pieces in their current state (a few summers ago.) The number 6 (or 9?) Mirror # 6: Petrol is complete; the others are in progress. They’ve changed a lot – you can see in these latest pictures: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Overview of Mirror Numbers (work in progress), 2014-present**
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm each.
**(Or it really might be 1999 or 2000 – present, because that’s about when I think Angie found those samples.)

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Number 7 (work in progress), 2014
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 Number 2 & 7 (work in progress), 2014
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm each.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror Numbers - Work in Progress
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror Number 4 (work in progress), 2014
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 Number 1 (work in progress), 2014
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

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Mirror #8: Marine Life (8 Clams) – Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti

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Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror #8: Marine Life (8 Clams), 2014
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

More about this ongoing series: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers

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Work in Progress – Calendar Collaboration with Angela Oaks

Here is the latest progress on a collaborative piece my friend artist Angela Oaks and I are working on together. This is a found fabric calendar we’ve been painting, that has been cut up and sewn back together and now, I think, has potential to be viewed from either side. The “front” and the “flip” side are pictured below, and if you scroll to the third image, you will see what it looked like before it was cut up.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
A collaboration between Angela Oaks and Elisha Sarti, Working title: ChoBo 1861/1981, in progress
Acrylic, pen, mixed media on found fabric calendar
28 in x 15.5 in / 71.12 cm x 39.37 cm.

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Work in Progress
A collaboration between Angela Oaks and Elisha Sarti, Working title: ChoBo 1861/1981, in progress
Acrylic, pen, mixed media on found fabric calendar
28 in x 15.5 in / 71.12 cm x 39.37 cm.

Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2012
A collaboration between Angela Oaks and Elisha Sarti, Working title: ChoBo 1861/1981, in progress
Acrylic, pen, mixed media on found fabric calendar
28 in x 15.5 in / 71.12 cm x 39.37 cm.

Larger image: here

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Open to Suggestion

Elisha Sarti -  Open to Suggestion - 2014
Elisha Sarti, Open to Suggestion, 2014
Acrylic with collage and found fabric on wood
6 in x 11 in / 15.24 cm x 27.94 cm.

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Domestic Blissed Her

Elisha Sarti - Domestic Blissed Her - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Domestic Blissed Her, 2013
Acrylic with collage on wood
13 in x 18 in x .25 in / 33.02 cm x 45.72 cm x .64 cm.

Larger image: here

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Top Ten

Elisha Sarti - Top Ten - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Top Ten, 2013
Acrylic with collage on wood
11.25 in x 17.25 in x .25 in / 28.6 cm x 43.8 cm x .64 cm.

For information about availability and pricing, please inquire here: inquiry [at] ElishaSarti.com

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Pepperidge Sur La Plage

Elisha Sarti - Pepperidge Sur La Plage - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Pepperidge Sur La Plage, 2013
Acrylic with collage on wood
11.5 in x 19.75 in x .25 in / 29.21 cm x 50.17 cm x .64 cm.

Larger image: here

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Mirror # 6: Petrol – Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti

Angela Oaks X Elisha Sarti - Mirror No. 9 - 2013
Angela Oaks & Elisha Sarti, Mirror # 9: Petrol, 2013
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

More about the Mirror Numbers Series: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers
Larger image: here

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Work in Progress – Updates to a Collaboration with Angela Oaks

I was so delighted with the package my friend artist Angela Oaks recently sent from Boulder, Colorado. It contained her latest additions to the collaboration we’ve been working on: a series of mixed media paintings on found fabric samples. Below are some images of the pieces so far. Updates are here: http://elishasarti.com/tag/mirror-numbers

Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2013
Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti, As yet untitled work in progress, 2013
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

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At the center of each swatch we’ve added a shape made from a mirrored number. We’re using those shapes to showcase various images inspired by the numbers as well as by (now-amusing) words like Petrol, Group I from the small labels in each swatch’s corner that were once used to catalog the fabric.

Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2013
Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti, As yet untitled work in progress, 2013
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

Larger image: here

More of Angie’s work can be seen at NOWhere Limited and follow her tumblr here: http://doghed.tumblr.com

Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2013
Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti, As yet untitled work in progress, 2013
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

Larger image: here

Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2013
Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti, As yet untitled work in progress, 2013
Mixed media on found fabric
8 in x 12 in / 20.32 cm x 30.48 cm.

Larger image: here

The last piece pictured above has been finished. See the completed version: here

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Work In Progress, Formerly Titled: I Don’t Think So

Here’s a little of the story behind some new things I’ve been making. They are a new configuration of an old artwork that’s been haunting me for a while. The initial painting, pictured below in an unfinished state, was originally intended as part of my series According to Gooogle. It was going to display a collage of images a web search produced for the word “perfect.” I worked on it for some time and was even falling in love with some aspects of it, but one day I got fed up with the idea of making rules part of my artwork. I felt compelled to make fun of myself by graffiti-ing my own painting. I didn’t think this painting or idea was perfect at all and declared so, backwardly, in big black letters which bled through the reverse side of the piece.

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Work in progress, 2013.
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It felt great at the time to impetuously scrawl these huge words, I DON’T THINK SO, but the joke turned out to be a paradox. The painting was now a problem that can’t be solved, a big ugly catch-22. I tried painting out the words a bit but that wasn’t right. For a while I thought maybe its un-perfection is actually perfect, in a zen as-it-is sort of way. But, no… Try as I might, even over the course of a few years and in three different locations, I could not accept it as is. Parts of it were visually appealing, but its essence was pure cynicism and that hardly counts as art.

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Work in progress, 2013.
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In a new surge of rashness, I decided if this painting isn’t art, I instead deem it art supplies. I chose to unstretch it and cut it up, with no particular end in mind, other than a confidence similar to that conveyed this quote from Al Held: “One of the profound powers of the artist is that he can will or choose to become anything he wills or chooses. It doesn’t come from his soul, or from his genes, it comes from his choices. And those choices are infinite and hopeful.”

Elisha Sarti - Work In Progress - 2013
Elisha Sarti, Work in progress, 2013.
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Anyway, now I’m using the cut up pieces of it to make these new acrylic and collage on wood pieces, which I’m really enjoying. There is a sense of shifting movement and mystery surrounding the assortment and arrangement of materials: is it painting, is it collage, is it drawing, is it woodcut, is it printed, is it canvas, is it paper? Here’s a few more photos of these new pieces in progress… hope you enjoy them too.
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Work in Progress – A Second Collaboration with Angela Oaks

I’ve been working on a couple of long distance collaborations with artist Angela Oaks, my friend in Boulder, Colorado. This one is based on the idea of mirrored numbers and is painted on a series of found suede(?) sample swatches. Here’s what Angie’s been painting on the numbers so far. Looks great, don’t ya think? You can see more of Angie’s work at NOWhere Limited and follow her tumblr here: http://doghed.tumblr.com

Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2012
Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2012
Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2012
A collaboration between Angela Oaks and Elisha Sarti, No title yet, in progress
Acrylic, pen, mixed media on found fabric.

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Work in Progress – Collaboration with Angela Oaks

I’ve been working on a long distance collaboration with artist Angela Oaks, my friend in Boulder, Colorado. Here’s what we’ve got so far. We have each had one pass at it at the time of this photo. You can see more of Angie’s work at NOWhere Limited and follow her tumblr here: http://doghed.tumblr.com

Angela Oaks x Elisha Sarti - New Painting in Progress - 2012
A collaboration between Angela Oaks and Elisha Sarti, Working title: ChoBo 1861/1981, in progress
Acrylic, pen, mixed media on found fabric calendar
28 in x 15.5 in / 71.12 cm x 39.37 cm.

Larger image: here

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