Living Dynamics

Elizabeth Ostrander


Through my sculptures and mixed media paintings I hope to offer others quiet moments for centering reflection and deepening new possibilities. I create out of personal need and love making connections with others when they too hear my art pieces  “speak” to them.”

The mystical and the mythical, the search for understanding and harmony, the conscious creation of self and community are essential parts of my female life and experience.  I believe in the power of this connection which originated while I was a classical ballet student in New York. I found through dancing that our bodies are places of knowledge and revelation. Today, I still love to dance. I enlighten my sculpting-self with my dancing-self by posing my own body in the position I want to sculpt.

I studied sculpture with Jose de Creeft at the Art Students League in NYC, attended The Cooper Union in NYC and later finished a BFA degree at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.  I moved to Maine from New York in the early 70s as a back-to-the-land hippie, and nature, especially in Maine, provides enduring inspiration.

I am now the sole remaining original Eastport Gallery member and what a privilege it has been to know the gallery from the start. Over these many years I have shown my work in other galleries and venues in Maine and abroad, including the Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk and the Breakwater Gallery in Eastport, but I am "home" at the Eastport Gallery.