Elmo Parker moved to Woodstock in 1949, where she attended art lessons at Schneider School of Fine Art and College Avenue Secondary School. Parker’s previous training, however, was for a career as a lab technician. As an original member of the Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, as well as a participant in local painting groups, Parker’s involvement in the local arts community was both beneficial and influential. Parker found comfort and fulfilment in the challenges that her collages provided to her, and saw it as creating something more than just a sum of its parts. Her work was usually abstract with rich watercolours, oriental paper, and many layers that created texture. The featured piece, Elements of Space, displays the wet-on-wet style that she used when creating her collages. Just as the title suggests, this work creates the visual effect of areas appearing to be floating, by utilizing the elements of design.