Hi, I'm Ellen. I'm a photographer, textile designer, and maker in Portland, Oregon.
My work is a collaboration with the natural world. I am an aficionado of shadows and tree bark and fallen leaves. In my opinion, paint splatters on the sidewalk can be as beautiful as a Jackson Pollock, crop fields from the window of an airplane as lovely as a Mondrian.
For me, wandering around with a camera is a form of meditation. I can’t help but notice patterns and textures everywhere I go. Whether it’s through a bustling marketplace, a hiking trail lined with Douglas-firs, or a quick trip to the store, my awareness shifts, and the most ordinary of scenes becomes fresh and unfamiliar.
Each of my pieces is a portable, functional work of art, blurring the lines between fine art and craft, abstraction and realism, the poetic and the mundane. A tangible reminder to slow down, look closer, and notice the beauty surrounds.
"Art is as deep and high and wide as the universe.
There is nothing but art, if you look at it properly."
— HENRY MILLER