Eleanor Neal is from Indiana and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Eleanor received her B F A and M A from Indiana University. Eleanor is in the Permanent Art Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.
Memory speaks to the spirit of my ancestors that can be heard in trees, water, and the landscape. Material is important to process, I use treated paper layered with bee’s wax, and I twist / crush / fold / tear / cut paper to symbolize memory. I use these methods of material manipulation to address the spiritual forces of nature. Part of my artistic practice is to ask the material to tell me what it knows about the past, and I respond to its tactile sensibilities. Collage monotypes with earth tone colors and organic shapes explore how touch, sound, texture, movement, color, and language interact with material and stories from the past.

Within My World, Monotype Collage, 2014