Meet the Maker:

Elana Gabrielle

Elana Gabrielle pictured in her studio with her work surrounding her
Elana Gabrielle pictured in her studio with her work surrounding her

Elana Gabrielle is a multidisciplinary illustrator, maker, and designer of printed textile and paper goods. Her handmade goods are made with sustainable practices and use natural fibers, dyes, and inks.

 

Elana Gabrielle is a multidisciplinary illustrator, maker, and designer of printed textile and paper goods. Her work is influenced by the wild and varied landscapes of the West Coast where she grew up, from misty mountains and foggy beaches to dusty desert valleys. Using cut paper collage, painting, screen printing, and textile design, she weaves the natural world into her creations.

Elana is descended from a lineage of artists, and she grew up immersed in music, dance, and traditional art. Her family encouraged freedom of expression and self-exploration through various art forms, movements, and spiritual practices. She spent much of her childhood outdoors building driftwood forts, river bathing, hiking, and exploring. This is expressed in her work as a celebration of the connection between humans and the earth and small moments of joy; a plant dancing in the breeze, an evening in the summer sun, a foggy walk along the beach, tending to the land.

Her handmade goods mirror the environment by focusing on form and function, as well as using sustainable practices and natural fibers, dyes, and inks. Elana’s goods invite mindful interaction with nature both in the home and in the wild as a nurturing of self and space, and encourage care for the world around you.

  

Find out more @elanagabrielle and elanagabrielle.com.