Elli Crocker is a professor of studio art at Clark University. Crocker has been actively exhibiting her paintings and drawings for over thirty years. For many years she has been exploring the human interface with the natural world.
The Portage series, in which animals carry humans or humans carry animals, addresses issues of stewardship and mutual interdependence with other living beings. This series also plays with odd juxtapositions that speak to associations and anxieties related to the human body and certain animals.