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From soft materials come pieces of strength, as fiber is transformed into sculptural forms. These works embody many contrasts: soft and hard, smooth and rough, stability and change, ancient and contemporary, control and chance, perfection and imperfection. The mandala, which I frequently use in my work, has been a symbol of wholeness throughout time and across cultures. This piece is constructed of cotton twill and clay.
Sculpture:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)
Size:17 W x 17 H x 0 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
Ellen Schiffman is a multimedia artist with a fascination for texture, pattern and sculptural forms. Fiber and fiber art techniques have often been at the core of what she creates. In addition to the richness, complexity and beauty she finds she can achieve with fiber, she is drawn to the historical and multi-cultural richness of fiber making traditions. Beyond fiber, Ellen Schiffman is an avid explorer of materials. Although she frequently uses traditional art materials such as paint, ink and clay in her artwork, she also turns to unexpected, often commonplace materials. These materials include cotton twill tape, items from nature, found objects, Q Tips and more. Her inspiration is drawn from across cultures and time, with imagery inspired both by the randomness of nature and the intentionality and splendor of human creations. Moments of vulnerability, transition and serendipity, as well as the beauty of imperfection, all interest her. While the work embodies fragility, it also speaks of the possibility of change, growth and resilience.
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