Elyse Graham

Elyse Graham's work is driven by the processes she develops for the very specific materials she uses; most notably plaster and resin. Her drip vases are created with a process Graham designed to cast plaster inside of a flexible latex balloon mold. The interiors of the vessels are then sealed with layers of poured resin, making them functional pieces. Each vase is hand-dyed with custom mixed pigments and finished with a unique pattern of dyed plaster protuberances. The exterior of each pice is sealed with a UV resistant acrylic coating. The inspiration for this collection comes from Graham's fascination with the micro biome and the vast and unseen world we are just beginning to explore. She creates with a sense of curiosity, wonder and joy. Elyse Graham was born and currently resides in Los Angeles, California, she graduated from Brown University in 2003 earning a BA in Art: Semiotics.