Beads, embroidery floss, polyfil, fabric stretched over canvas
20.5 x 16.5 x 5 in
Elena Stonaker is a multi-media artist working in interactive textile installation, painting, sculpture, design, video, and participatory audience experiences. With a deep interest in exploring a crossover between art and a wide spectrum of healing modalities and mythology from around the globe, Stonaker creates lush and hyper-feminine surreal worlds based on archetypal visual language. Using softness, beauty and comfort to create a childlike space, she aims to explore how to transmute shadow and pain into growth and discovery with a sense of awe.
Stonaker has exhibited internationally in museums, fairs and galleries – most notably a large-scale installation at the renowned Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania (2019). She is currently based in Los Angeles.