Los Angeles-born artist Elizabeth McGrath has always had an eye for the strange beauty in the grotesqueries of life; this appreciation is nowhere more evident than in her work. Inspired by the relationship between the natural world and the detritus of consumer culture, she brings forth a new cavalcade of creatures from the darker corners of the streets, the city, the imagination. It is this melancholy interaction between man-made status symbols and suffering specimens of nature that make up her intricate body of work

Images and text from her website: www.elizabethmcgrath.com

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And as an amazing bonus, Liz sent me an ornament for my son Andy. Valentines day a couple of years ago she was making personalized cleavers and made me a special one for Mishu. When i saw the ornaments on etsy, I asked about getting a custom Andy cleaver, and she sent me this resin one. Thanks so much Liz, it’s absolutely beautiful and I know Michelle/Andy will love it as much as I do. And we will cherish this forever. #elizabethmcgrath #xmas #ornament #andersonlee #christmas