COLLAGRAPH CHINE COLLÉ 2017-18

The fine lines of the drypoint are contrasting the more vigorous brush strokes with carborundum, giving depth to the image. I like to print it all in black (or white), adding colors by use of chine collé, means thin layers of painted washi is glued into the image when printing. I explore the possibilities of the plate by making each …

MONOPRINTS NETWORK 2016-17

Drypoint and chine collé / collaged Japanese papers. I spend a lot of time preparing the chine collé papers, painting, printing, tearing, twisting, folding and burning them. The plates are developed as one whole plate, or pieces of plates combined in the printing process. I draw and scratch, making marks, trying to keep the plate “open” so it can communicate …

MOKULITO 2017

Getting out of my studio meeting other printmakers is essential. In February 2017 I spent one month at Art Print Residency, Barcelona. Several blogposts is covering this fantastic stay http://ellyp.com/wp/art-print-residence-a-paradise-for-printmakers/ Everything was prepared for me, and I could fully focus on making art. What a treat! See more about this technique in my blog http://ellyp.com/wp/mokulito-a-non-stop-printing-circus/ and here http://ellyp.com/wp/4794-2/   MOKULITO …

FEMINA MANTRA 1992-2018

This series has been following me for decades, and I still come back to it. It works like a source to myself, my identity as a woman, but also like a straw to our collective experiences. Like Carl Jung expresses it, we have an access to the collective unconscious. Humans experience five main types of instinct: hunger, sexuality, activity, reflection, and creativity. …

MONOPRINT SERIES 2015-16

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PRINTS 2013/2014

Monoprints with drypoint on chine collé Painting on washi paper gives a softness like velvet. Crumbling the paper, drying and rewetting it leaves marks, and gives it a character similar to fabrics. On this surface I play around with the thin brittle lines and the furry lines of the drypoint needle.   Monotype/chine collé 2014 Monotype/chine collé 2014 Monotype/chine collé 2014 Monotype/chine collé 2014 …

MONOPRINTS FOLDINGS 2016-17

Working with washi changed my approach to the printing process. The thin, Japanese papers could be treated totally differently from the sturdy, traditional, western papers. The paper was no longer just a medium for transferring a given message, but could interfere and add to the story. The paper and the plate talked together. By folding, tearing and building layers of paper, my approach …

PHOTOBASED DIGITAL COLLAGE STILL LIFE

The brittle treasures found in my garden are ready for a new stage. I find a beauty in this process, as the plant is twisting it´s dry petals and stems. Still Life performance 1 Still Life performance 2 Still Life performance 3 Still Life performance 4 Still Life performance 5 Still Life crossing over Early morning swim

PHOTOBASED DIGITAL COLLAGE MANDALA 2011-2018

  In 2011 I was commissioned to create 5 Mandalas for KLP (Kommunal Landspensjonskasse), one for each floor in their new building in Bjørvika, Oslo, each measuring 150 x 150 cm.                       Exploring the energy circling around the center, the dynamics of repetition. Breaking down, building up, like the natural cycles we see in all organic material, in everything alive.   Everything …

PHOTOGRAPHY BIRTH OF INNOCENCE 2006-2012

Collecting stuff has been a lifestyle for me. Precious things for me – like a piece of cloth, my doll´s face, wind up toys, or my grandmothers crocheting needle. These things are triggers, starting up a process, lifting memories out of the subconscious mind. They bring together the voices living inside, the child and the mother, and we start to …