Elizabeth Turk, born in Pasadena, California in 1961, is a sculptor who's main medium is marble. Other art projects of hers include works in metal, glass, and porcelain, as well as drawings, photography, and video. In 1983, Turk received her B.F.A. in International Relations at Scripps College in California, then, in 1994, she received her M.F.A. from the Rinehart School of Sculpture in Maryland. Some of her most famous sculptures are a part of "The Collars," a series of sixteen delicately carved sculptures that explore both organic and geometric patterns. What drew me to Turk's work is her ability to take such a heavy medium and make something that looks seemingly weightless and pliable.