Elissa Stafford: The Golden Book Part I


Journey into a world surrealistically tinged with mystery and mystic absurdity. Here, a chilling tale of intrigue and injustice, defying all boundaries of space and time, is being told. Only your wits and imagination will serve to stay the course and unlock the ancient betrayal of ages past. Every detail and ambient sound may provide the vital clues, which allow hidden secrets to unravel before you. Each discovery you make and each puzzle you solve will lead you one step closer to reversing a wrong that has gone unchecked for ages.

To see at
Klyde Warren Park

Section within the
Dallas Arts District

Elissa Stafford is a project-based artist who focuses on narrative work. She likes to utilize masks as a reoccurring theme in her work because she is fascinated by how a mask can transform a person, while taking away their most distinguishable human traits. When creating a new series Elissa starts by building the characters.

While she is making the costumes, she begins to daydream about their personalities and slowly a story starts to build around them. When talking of her work she was quoted saying: “I love working with stories, sometimes I am even surprised where they take me. I constantly feel like a voyeur even if I am playing a role.”.

Photo: Copyright Scogin Mayo

A biennial public art event of light, video and sound.

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