Elliott Stokes (b. New Orleans, LA) is a visual artist based in Illinois. He uses his own daily processes and rituals of making, scavenging and collecting, as an access point to investigate larger themes of materiality, labor and landscape. Materials are chosen for their aesthetic, conceptual and political possibilities, allowing a collaboration between artist and material. Positioning his artwork between reverence and contempt of industry, specifically petrochemicals, Stokes uses this tension as a launching point for cultural examination and introspection.