Elissa Farrow-Savos (US 1975 - )


Elissa Farrow-Savos studied at Connecticut College in New London, CT.

Every piece that Elissa Farrow-Savos makes is about storytelling, each a narrative of some woman somewhere, and every woman everywhere. Her head is full of the reasons and meanings behind each piece – usually a convoluted combination of a very specific experience with a myriad of emotions and thoughts and opinions that could be many, many words, but instead is this one piece, or maybe two.

There are common themes, such as physical, emotional, and spiritual burdens, connections lost and found, love and anger, dignity and strength. Meanwhile, they keep company with rusty chains, weathered wood, decaying bones, abandoned objects, and scraps of fabric – the debris of life, lived. Her women are the same, they show their scars and wear them proudly because after all, they make a good story, if nothing else.

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