Elana Schwartz is a full-time artist and wood sculptor currently living in New Mexico. She received her BFA, Summa Cum Laude,in Sculpture from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Schwartz has been drawn to the use of statuary as a conduit between the physical and metaphysical; concrete objects transcend the inherent limitations of the physical and provide a channel through which hidden meaning is unlocked. To her, wood is the perfect medium to explore concepts of the cyclical nature of life, containing within each piece a living history and future all its own. The recreation of wood into sculpture captures the transformative spirit of our own life cycles, and has the capacity to make any space sacred. Schwartz is represented by Form & Concept in Santa Fe, NM.