I seek to normalize Indigenous presence and narratives within the greater global fabric, equal to any other cultural group; investing contemporary indigenous Native American culture with an international sense of place.
In my work the machine is simultaneously a stand-in for the figure and an icon of modernity, rationalism, and the global economy. The narrative of my machine is one of fallible logic that is both personal and globally systemic.
In my recent work, I construct tableaux specifically for the camera, staging dead birds and flowers that I collect in the urban areas and parks near my home, to create new forms--referencing J. J. Audubon and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
My photographs are grounded abstractions of landscapes distilling the mood and meaning of a scene; using unorthodox printing surfaces allows physical form and light to communicate meaning, leaving the subject matter only a vague suggestion.
Elise Tak's work is a representation of a representation, THE symbol of fiction: Cinema! Tak
meticulously chronicles the lives and careers of 10 world-famous movie actors. All are pure fiction.
The artist LIES!
Art photography with haze, blur (shown here), glow, halo, metallics and other special effects; uconventional, leading edge digital photography and design. With summer over for some time now, the winter holidays are fast approaching.
My oil paintings reflect my fascination for pulp fiction covers and my film noir view of NYC, it
intends to capture the mood and beauty of a particular moment in time that I find appealing to
my eyes as well as to my emotions.