Effie Serlis



"My sculptures express the emotional life that lives in a body and shape it. Gesture is the detail that draws us to enter the world of form. Making art helps me heal when everything else in my life may be painful or in turmoil. Art is the great healer both for the observer and for the person engaged in making art. I love to bring art making to my students who respond the same way I do—with joy, curiosity and self-confidence. In my illustrations I use highly saturated color, simplified forms and and an impression of light to enter the experience of delight of living in the moment."

Effie Serlis
Artist Living with and Beyond Illness, Sculpture, Painting