Clark Ellefson

Lewis + Clark

"Whenever I had to write about something, I would choose to make something or draw a picture. A volcano for a history report. An epic poem with pictures for a term paper."

When it comes to creating, flow is important. Color, texture, ideas, and materials have to keep moving. Clark Ellefson even collects Italian motorcycles to keep himself moving. To always be making room for new perspectives, to keep exploring.

Process is important to Ellefson, and he especially enjoys it when it's difficult. Materials speak. He listens. He loves the interplay of surface and texture, often combining materials and crossing disciplines to work out an idea. To develop a storyline and throw in a twist that will keep us on our toes.