Elyse Garling finds joy in exploring natural materials.  Her work draws inspiration from the juxtapose of two distinct worlds: the urban
landscapes of her current home in NYC, with its hard edges and shiny surfaces, and the softer nature scape of her native home, the
Pacific Northwest.  Travels to Alaska have influenced her clear eye and passion for the raw and tangible; her work reflects and employs the complexities of crystal structures, fusing manmade with the natural world, distinctly and beautifully.