These plates, from an ongoing series titled “Private Collection”, are the work of today’s member in the spotlight, Philadelphia based artist Elizabeth Hamilton. Oh, wait, did I mention that THEY ARE PAPER PLATES!? “After I had my first child I knew my art practice would take a hit. I had to relocate my studio, and there wasn’t time, energy or money to keep working the way I had. And maybe the biggest hurdle was being mentally depleted. The road back to art was super bumpy, and then we had our second child, and then COVID eliminated childcare… I had to be able to work in short intervals, it had to be ultra cheap, I couldn’t spend time setting up and cleaning up because some days I could only get 10 minutes at a time. This series is what kept me thinking art making was going to be possible. Watercolors were so accommodating … I could make slow but steady progress. And, these take up practically no space.
In one of your older podcasts is this, i quote: “money or moma? Moma!” Its a running gag in our artcommunity. And now you are in moma!!! Enjoy!
Something about this absolutely delicate and beautiful paintwork on paper plates is really irresistible. The paper plates make it somehow utterly incredible. Wow, good for her!
These paper plates are Incredible! And what a great story! So excited for you, hope you have a fabulous time tomorrow!
I love that she utilizes and upscales something that so many people use once and throw away. The quality of her work is amazing and complements the story behind the project.
those plates are stunning!!
Love these plates, really a master of the medium on this one! Impressive:) Also Good Luck to you Danielle!
Big congrats on MOMA!!
Also love the ingenuity of the paper plates!
Thank you so much for sharing my work, Danielle! 💓💓
Yes to moma! and also I love the story behind the beautiful plate collection, from Elizabeth’s grandmother to her her own story of motherhood.