Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW
Our teacher and fearless leader (she has to be fearless to deal with us . . . ) has, I think, outdone herself this time. The Hill Center in Washington, DC, has just opened an online show of Ellen’s unique versions of well-known stories. Titled “Once upon a Time,” the exhibit features 20 of Ellen’s carbon pencil and charcoal drawings.
As Ellen puts it, “I build unsettling scenes that gain energy from unresolved endings. . . . Absurd possibilities lurk behind everyday moments. People and animals wear masks, discover supernatural powers, and interact in ways that may delight viewers or upend expectations.”
You can say that again. Ellen has created pieces to illustrate her, hmmmm–unsettling scenes–for these stories:
Click on this link to see all of the works in the exhibit: Once upon a Time. The show is open through April 30, 2021. Below are a few examples.
Ellen says, “My art expresses my own unanswered questions about identity, memory, and the stories that profoundly affect our lives.” So thanks, Ellen. Now I, too have unanswered questions. Just when I had things all wrapped up.