Elliot Collection


I work with a botanical vocabulary that currently feeds two bodies of work.  The first is a series of fairly representational botanical sculptures.  The second is a series of imaginary botanical forms. 

This work holds great meaning for me, allowing me to explore and express ideas I have engaged most of my life – love of plant life, and philosophy and spirituality.


Tumbleweed from Elsewhere, 2013

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Elliot Tumbleweed.jpg

Tumbleweed from Elsewhere, 2013


Kathleen Elliot.

Tumbleweed from Elsewhere, 2013.

Glass. 8 x 10 x 6 in. Singular


What is real? How do you know? After three decades of studying philosophy and alternative spirituality, these two questions are the foundation of my artwork.

With my natural botanicals, I am celebrating the beauty of nature and its ability to lift us out of the commotion of everyday life, reminding us we belong to mysteries far greater.

My imaginary botanicals express my interest in alternate realities, aiming to entice viewers to shake out of the confines of what we have come to know as real, and into a sense of wonder about our world.

With the glass itself, I am poking at reality with 3-dimensional trompe l'oeil — making a brittle man-made material appear organic and pliant.

-Kathleen Elliot