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.
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.