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Push and Pull

By Taylor Jensen/nw news editor

“Immediate Delay,” Elizabeth Fieler
Photos by Carrie Duke/The Collegian

The human body is not only beautiful but essentially the only tool people are born with, local artist Elizabeth Fieler said.

The new art exhibit on NW Campus, Push and Pull, was inspired by Fieler’s interest in human form and philosophy, two

“Apotropaic,” Elizabeth Fieler
Photos by Carrie Duke/The Collegian

things life is all about, she said.

“It’s basically a few pieces from three different series of work that I have done,” she said. “All are based around philosophy and my love for humanity. When I say humanity, I mean the fiber of energy, which holds us together, and also from a physical

stance, the beauty of our human bodies.”

Fieler said her exhibit includes pieces inspired by Buddhism, which showcase the beauty and uniqueness of Buddhist deities, a series on tattooed individuals that explore the way people judge others and a piece that displays ambiguous figures inspired by how people today are unwilling to communicate and connect.

“I used the human figure covered in black and white checkers to create simple, yet complex two-dimensional forms. I chose to only use black and white to represent dark and light, good and evil, push and pull,” she said. “The setting is unique, yet the pattern is common. The figures are faceless, yet eerily familiar as well.”

Fieler said she is excited about showing her work at the college.

“I went to TCC and learned a lot while there, so giving back to the school and the students gives me the feeling I have come full circle,” she said. “I also hope students realize that in today’s art scene, what you say behind your work is usually just as important as the work itself and that skill, dedication and continuous creating go a long way.”

“Ligaya,” Elizabeth Fieler
Photos by Carrie Duke/The Collegian
“Johnny,” Elizabeth Fieler
Photos by Carrie Duke/The Collegian

Art associate professor John Hartley said people will be drawn into the exhibit by Fieler’s craftsmanship.

“I think a lot of people will be amazed at her ability to draw,” he said. “Her work is highly crafted.”

Students should visit the exhibit to gain a new perspective about themselves, Hartley said.

“It’s all about identity, really,” he said. “I hope students dive in.”

Fieler said drawing has become a way to work through her wonder of the human spirit.

“I knew I had something to say but could not necessarily say it with words,” she said. “I know [art] helps me meditate and push through events in my life. Thank goodness other people seem to enjoy what is my therapy.”

The exhibit is in Lakeview Gallery (WFAB 1135A) and continues through Nov. 3. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

An artist reception will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3.

For information about Fieler or her work, go to www.lizzybel.com.

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