Elyssa Wortzman Installations Mixed media on canvas with river rocks
In This Place
Mixed media on canvas with river rocks

Here the images of stairs and arrangement of the various sized canvases in the shape of a pyramid give a sense of ascent and descent, an invitation to explore the ups and downs of life and spiritual development. The viewer is asked to place a stone under the work if she finds something of herself or otherwise. Reminiscent of the Jewish custom of placing stones on a gravesite, this too is meant to mark our visit, to root our soul to this place, and to bind ourselves up in the bonds of life through awareness.