Elaina Runge works in oil paint, various drawing media, and woven textiles. In any medium, colors and structures create hierarchies from repetition, similarities or difference, and proximity. Taking inspiration from both perceived color situations in nature, such as a clear sky reflected in muddy water or the "color field" created by thousands of pine needles, and systematic color theories, such as the ever present color wheel or the munsell system, to create a world that is both accidental and structured, intellectualized and "lived".

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