Elizabeth Malaska

Pause to Give Thanks That We Rise Again from Death and Live oil, Flashe, spray paint, charcoal and pencil on canvas 35.5″ x 32″ 2014 Courtesy of Nationale (Portland, OR)     You Will Become Me oil, Flashe, spray paint, charcoal and pencil on canvas 48″ x 58.5″ 2013-2014 Courtesy of Nationale (Portland, OR)     Seer oil, Flashe, spray paint, charcoal and pencil on canvas 35.5″ x 32″ 2014 Courtesy of Nationale (Portland, OR)     Thank You for Restoring Me to My Whole Body oil, charcoal and pencil on canvas 40″ x 40.5″ 2011       Interview with ELIZABETH MALASKA: Your childhood ambition: I wanted to be a photographer for National Geographic. Mostly this was because I loved (and love) animals. Something you treasure: The ephemeral—and often beautiful—moments that constitute daily life, along with the awareness to appreciate them. Your worst habit: Procrastination. The aspect of your work that’s most important to you: The psychological solitude that I find only in the studio. Your first job: My first job was babysitting, but if we’re talking tax-paying, legit-type work it was at a health food store. The grocery-bagging skills I learned there serve me to this day. Someone whose work you highly recommend: Francesca DiMattio.     See more of Elizabeth Malaska’s work here and here.