Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ellen Uzane Schneiderman

The Surround Sound necklace I posted an image of yesterday was a custom piece made for a woman who also happens to be an artist here in nyc and I wanted to share some images of her work today because it is truly stunning. Ellen Schneiderman is a painter who works in ink, gouache, acrylic, watercolor, and paper. Below are a selection of my faves, but be sure to check out her website for even more:

Makeshift Terrain © Ellen Uzane Schneiderman

I'm most drawn to the color and texture of these works. They have a sort of petri-dish quality about them - like we're looking at unidentifiable microscopic organisms, beautifully magnified. Layered, textured, softened in some areas and brought into sharp focus in others. I think they're quite lovely.

Untitled © Ellen Uzane Schneiderman

Ensconced to be Made © Ellen Uzane Schneiderman

Phantasmagoria 1 © Ellen Uzane Schneiderman

Of her work, Ellen says:
"My mixed media works are influenced by systems that categorize species and specimens, macro and microbiological forms, and my own tendencies to organize, record, and contain. I am a sloppy scientist. As I embrace my obsessive instincts, I am also invested in exploring and revealing my own elegant mess."
More here.

1 comment:

Ginga Squid said...

Gorgeous - particularly the colours of the first painting.