Elizabeth Velazquez is centering her work on the spiritual power of water juxtaposed with a desire to cleanse injustices that linger in bodies of water around Governors Island and NYC. She is imagining a spiritual river, and water, as a membrane between the spirit realm and the living.
Her project involves creating an undulating rope-like sculptural piece, experimenting with seaweed and other material found on the island to make paper, and an original interactive map inviting participants to visit four areas on the island to enact a ritual.
Elizabeth Velazquez creates mixed media sculptural works, installations and rituals. She lives in Queens, NY.