sculptural high relief
a deep textural expression
Three decades ago, Elma added another "layer" to her work when, in another moment of inspiration, she attached a handful of torn papers at an acute angle to the surface, creating the deep, satisfying texture and dramatic line she had been striving for in some pieces. This is when she began creating her more sculptural high-relief torn-edge pieces.
Each piece is securely protected in an acrylic cover with most allowing light from all angles onto the picture plane. Also, many of Elma's pieces work well in series of 2 or 3 but each one stands alone as well. See below: