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Elise Wehle  Orem, UT

'The Ocean's Firmament'
Paper cut, collage
Paper cut

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About Elise

Elise Wehle is an artist based in Orem,UT. She earned a BFA in Studio Visual Arts from Brigham Young University.

Elise explains the work by saying, “I make the art I do to pull me away from the increasingly digital world that surrounds me. Every day I spend so much time in front of a glowing screen that sometimes I forget I possess five bodily senses and not just one or two. Making art makes me conscious of my hands again, and all of my work requires time-intensive, redundant movements that remind me that not everything is as instantaneous as a click of a mouse. By weaving together paper, cutting lines, and folding shapes, I manipulate drawings, photos, and prints to create new landscapes for me to explore.”

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Some of the work on Ms Wehle's site is intensely interesting, some is passively interesting, some is noteworthy and some is redundantly boring. New York will love it.

I can't think of a better reason to create art.

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