Elena Sniezek
My work evokes the natural processes of circulation, growth, and transformation.

With influences such as John Cage and Japanese sumi-e painting, I embrace a process of experimentation and chance. In my drawing process, I create a set of circumstances where the materials can respond to one another. I create paintings by immersing dry pigments in water. Using raw materials such as charcoal and metal powder, I apply the pigments to a damp piece of paper and let the materials interact and react.

I am fascinated by the ephemeral nature of existence. Through personal experiences, I have noticed that whenever perception believes it has a fixed point, it shifts. My work explores this flux, as each image is a reflection of a momentary state of being.