In my small sculptures, monoprints, and collages, I often repurpose elements from one piece for use in another, just as I repurpose objects found at the ocean, in the garden, or at the hardware store and combine them into something untried. I find this reinvention and renewal to be challenging, full of hope, and endlessly satisfying.

The repeating elements in my work — the ocean, birds, houses, pears, and maps — have resonated for me since childhood. I associate them all with something both familiar and mysterious — another shifting line that I trust will never be completely resolved.

Elizabeth Carter received her BFA in printmaking from Mass Art and her MFA from the SMFA. She shows her work both locally and nationally. Recent shows include New Hampshire Institute of Art's Biennial, MGNE's "Art of the Unique Print", the Cambridge Art Association's "Red “ show and South Shore Art Association’s “Earth Wind and Fire” exhibit.

Carter has been teaching drawing in RISD’s pre-college summer program since 1993. 

Elizabeth's work explores a shifting line between chaos, order, abstraction and representation. She uses disparate found objects and symbols to create new worlds — miniature landscapes, reliquaries, and intimate environments — where meaning is highly personal and scale is often ambiguous.