Elissa Farrow-Savos

polymer clay figure by elissa farrow savos
Polymer clay mixed media figure by Elissa Farrow Savos titled "follow your dreams wherever they are meant to go".

Every one of Elissa Farrow-Savos’s figures expresses a story. Sometimes they’re enigmatic and you feel that you’re intruding into a pensive moment. Other times the message is very clear and you feel yourself swaying in kinship or sympathy. But you always feel a connection to the figure.

Elissa makes her figures with polymer clay and other materials, building on a base and then painting with many layers of oil paint to make faces that are reminiscent of the poignant expressions of impressionist figures.

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Elissa’s figures are rich with story and emotion. Their faces express a palpable feeling of longing and of both hope and resignation. Even if I don’t always understand every piece, I’m left with the feeling that each one tells a secret story to just the right person.

she felt so wrapped up in other people's expectations
Polymer clay mixed media sculpture by Elissa Farrow Savos titled "she felt so wrapped up in other people's expectations.

Photos by Gregory R. Staley.

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