Raymon Elozua is a visual artist who pays homage to the working class. He began his career creating large scale photorealist sculptures of American industrial architecture. In 1984, he undertook a multimedia project on the decline of the American steel industry, examining both the companies and the people who worked in the factories. Since, he has worked on several different series of welded steel and ceramic sculptures referencing the vessel and abstract expressionist paintings. Lately he has been exploring upstate New York, where he has documented abandoned bungalows and egg farms. His still life photography imbues the detritus of past lives with classic and abstract beauty. His documentation of lost material culture gives lasting witness to the vigorous society that defined this country.