Elissa Martinez is from a small town in the Finger Lakes region called Hammondsport. From a young age, she has always loved creating and working in clay and wood. Elissa stays connected to her Puerto Rican culture through her family. Representing herself or some part of her culture in her work is important to her.
While at SUNY Oswego, she has focused on several aspects of design involving 3D space and planning. Elissa's work with professors has helped her develop skills within the field of architecture. Her most recent work is in 3D, where Elissa combines her interest in architecture with her background with her culture.
Elissa plans to attend graduate school for architecture in the future.
My work has been an eclectic mix ever since I started at SUNY Oswego. I love working in almost all mediums, but I have developed a love for 3D. My family and culture have been a large part of my life, and I wanted to somehow combine my interest in 3D with my culture.
As I experienced different landscapes and cities in New York and Pennsylvania, my work started to mature, and I became interested in architecture. I enjoy illustrating and drawing buildings as well as planning and modeling my own designs.
The past semester I have developed my illustration skills and 3D sensibilities in working with architectural work. Hopefully, in the next few years, I will attend graduate school for architecture and be able to explore my interest in depth.