Ellen Ornitz

Rolling forth and receding. Breathing in fully and breathing out softly. Ellen Ornitz’s mixed media wall sculptures delve into the archaeological temperament of life’s cycles. Of finding and discovery. Unearthing and treasuring. Both sculptural and painterly, Ornitz’s work speaks to our organic nature. Her pieces haunt. They linger. Fronds and fingers. Bones and sticks. These are the detritus of who we are and what we leave behind. There is a peacefulness in her work, but it is the kind of peace that settles on your shoulders when you come to terms with endings. As if finding a note in an old coat pocket, these pieces speak with intimacy.