“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. “   -Aristotle


Much of my work has focused on the inference of the human imprint on objects;
representing them in still-lifes or the‘domestic landscapes’ we inhabit.
I echo the Dutch ‘vanitas ’ with their rich tradition of symbolism via ordinary objects.
Universal experiences of hope, vanity, faith & loss are implied through my own personal iconography.
Symbolism remains an important element even in work that addresses social concerns directly.
Expressing the effects of light on color and forms, as well as imparting varied
surface textures are ever engaging process for me as a painter.


I strive for my work to be visually interesting while inspiring
an introspective search for meaning. I agree with Max Beckman who stated,
“In order to get something universal you must be very specific.”

A. Eilene Carver