The act of art is more than the act of simple creation of objects: it is the creation of memory. It is a constant search to explain and make sense of the people we’ve become; to give breath to the worlds we believe we’ve been born of. It is, at the same time as an imprecise vehicle for capturing ourselves, a carrying on of the lineage of all the makers before us. From those named and unnamed artists who gave life to the world around us, to the nameless metalsmiths who attempted to give beauty and function to every-day tools, and onwards to the legions of other craftspeople and makers lost to time, it is my duty as an artist and a maker to continue their work of bringing answers to our lives through the works of our hands.
My duty as an artist and a maker is not to question the world and the person I’ve become, but to justify it.
About Elizabeth Sheck-Lambert
Deeply and proudly Midwestern, Elizabeth Sheck-Lambert was born in Wichita, Kansas. She spent much of her life growing up around St. Louis, Missouri and has a soft spot for the deep-running ancestral duty of worshiping nostalgia, railroads, rivers, backroads, and sunflowers. After receiving her B.F.A. from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2016, she traveled to Savannah, Georgia, where she is currently an MFA Candidate at Savannah College of Art and Design. While she very much is Not In Kansas Anymore, she is continually refining and focusing her expression of the duties and importance of Homeland, Family, and the Lineage of Making. Elizabeth is an artist of many mediums, primarily focusing on jewelry and metals, written word, fibers, photography, and baking. Currently she is completing her master’s thesis On Duty as she survives each day living on the coast in the Georgia Low Country, where she lives with her husband and their children Quinn, Margaery, Orange Spots, Talbot, and Muffin (four cats and a dog, if you must know), and a respectful hatred of the ocean.