Elisa Terranova Up-Dated 06.01.07
An automobile and train wreck left Elisa a paraplegic in 1980.
She paints monumental canvases that reflect her journey of physical pain through allegory...
The accident ravaged my face and left my hands and body permanently paralyzed. I was left without hope of any gainful recovery or of ever being able to walk or use my hands again. The dawning realization that I was facing a lifetime of physical therapy and countless operations became a reality as I tried relentlessly to develop some motor skills in my arms. For therapy, I enrolled in a painting class where I quickly discovered the concept of art as a vehicle for self-expression. I wanted to create a visual diary that would document, through emotional visual metaphors, my new life as one of the physically challenged. FULL STORY HERE
HOW TO REACH ELISA: firstname.lastname@example.org - 916-351-8140
Web Site: WWW.ELISAT.COM
See Elisa's works on http://www.myspace.com/15277027
NOTE FROM ELISA:
hi, it's me... elisa terranova
here is a link that is MUST SEE for the pain files.
The Pain Exhibit; i'll be watching!