Elise Adibi finds creativity in limitation, using a narrow selection of materials and exploring their properties through iteration and repetition. For this reason, her drawings and paintings take the form of monochromatic explorations of texture and pattern, using geometry and grid-based compositions. Her drawings are meditative compositions made by tracing patterns on unprimed canvas using graphite or charcoal, which often smudge. Typically in a square format, her works are sometimes sealed in rabbit skin glue, giving their surfaces a reflective quality. A number of her paintings feature abstract compositions rendered with graphite powder, copper or gold paint, then oxidized with urine.