About Elisabeth Haight
Hallowing Habitat; icons in ordinary time
I collect shapes, senses and words; beginnings for the visual interpretations of the natural world. The seemingly simple narratives of nature offer deep and nuanced sources for contemplation. Themes of loss, adaption, acceptance, vulnerability, home, death and resurrection, hidden life; offer meaning and metaphor. Becoming at home with the awkward, the gorgeous, the groanings and risings, the ordinary; these are my ground.
I was born, raised and live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. My Mother's love of craft and handwork influenced my having the space and encouragement to follow my artistic interest. After traveling and spending time in England studying drawing and design, I graduated from Evergreen State College with interests in design and figure drawing. I went on to study and work at Haystack Mountain School of Art and spent several seasons at the Pilchuck Glass School studying and working. When I was in my late 40s, I decided to go back to school to earn a masters degree in theology from Seattle University and a certificate in spiritual direction from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
I have shown work in the U.S. and Canada and in several publications. Unusual and less formal venues pique my interest and I consider special orders.
My interests in literature, poetry and art find expression in both collaborative and individual venues, and I am grateful for these opportunities.
Education / work / study
- Plymouth College of Art & Design, 1973
- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, 1974-75
- BA, Evergreen State College, 1977
- Pilchuck Glass School, 1977, 78, 83, 92
- Saidye Bronfman Center, 1980-81
- MA Theology, Seattle University, 2005
- Certificate in Spiritual Direction, Vancouver School of Theology, U.B.C, 2007
- Studio shows, 2006 - present
- Northwest Maritime Center, 2011
- Seattle University, 2005
- Sanctuary for the Arts, 2000
- Arte Sagrada, Concordia University, 2000
- Lookout Gallery, Regent GTU, 1997
- Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, 1996