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About The Artist:

Elanna graduated from Boston University in May 2020 with a BFA in painting and a Minor in Art History. She is currently still at Boston University in the process of receiving her Masters by May 2021 in Art Education (K-12). She is completing her practicum at Alcott Elementary School and Sanborn Middle School in Concord, MA. 

Over the course of four years at Boston University her work has slowly evolved to speak to her two identities; painting and education. Her work combines portraits, objects, patterns and colors to evoke a sensory, nostalgic world of childhood that can be read not as just a word, but as a sentence. Her work ideally is displayed in a place where it can be experienced as a collective whole as each of her pieces are distilled versions of her background. As a painter and an art educator she is interested in investigating the intersection between these two fields and how one will endlessly inform the other. By combining her two identities she found the ability to spark a sense of joy, humor, and excitement in her work that she has been striving to find. She attempts to tackle the large concept of childhood with a more narrowed and personal perspective. Her intent is that the viewer may insert their own childhood experiences into the sentence she provides and possibly entertain their own personal memories of childhood. Hopefully, by evoking these emotions in herself and the viewer, she can begin to generate a more empathetic perspective on the places we have been and to which we are going as we move further away from our childhoods.

Thank you for visiting this page,

Elanna G. Honan

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