Richard C. Elliott | Jewels of Avalon

Richard C. Elliott (1945-2008) engaged in a lifelong exploration of color and pattern in his quest to know, feel, and express the primal sources of art and the play of light in form. In his early years, he created a wide variety of works on paper but eventually he found drawing too limited in expressing the relationship between light and structure, and he began 20 years of creatively using a decidedly utilitarian medium: safety reflectors. His “reflector art” would prove decidely innovative and it would bring him eventually full circle in the last year of his life to drawn works on the computer, through richly colored, geometric graphics of virtually infinite variety. Here, we see the effect of light on the reflector art works on display, creating jewels of light in geometry.

image Richard C. Elliott | Jewels of Avalon #1 1992
image Richard C. Elliott | Jewels of Avalon #2 1992
image Richard C. Elliott | Jewels of Avalon #3 1992
image Richard C. Elliott | Primal Reflections #1 1990
image Richard C. Elliott | Primal Reflections #2 1990
image Richard C. Elliott | Primal Reflections #3 1990
image Richard C. Elliott | Soul Rhythms #1 1993
image Richard C. Elliott | Soul Rhythms #2 1993
image Richard C. Elliott | Soul Rhythms #3 1993
image Richard C. Elliott | In the Dark #1 1991
image Richard C. Elliott | In the Dark #2 1991
image Richard C. Elliott | In the Dark #3 1991
image Richard C. Elliott | Flash Light #1 1992
image Richard C. Elliott | Flash Light #2 1992
image Richard C. Elliott | Soul Rhythms #4 1993