Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW
Story Fragments is the title of Ellen’s show at Artists and Makers Studios 2, opening this Friday, October 6.
Working in carbon pencil, Ellen has created what she calls “surreal tableaux” that refer to fairy tales, poems, and rhymes.
For example, this drawing, titled Race Day, takes us right to the starting line in the Tortoise and the Hare fable. At least I think these critters are at the starting line. What are those birds doing with the tortoise? Are they hectoring the rabbit? Where does Ellen come up with this stuff?
We can join Ellen at the opening reception, from 6:00 to 9:00 this Friday, at 12276 Wilkens Avenue in Rockville. The show runs through October 26. Viewing hours are 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Saturdays and Tuesday-Friday.
PS. This just in. Ellen reports that the birds on the back of the tortoise are the tortoise’s lawyers, negotiating terms. My comment stands: Where does she get this stuff?