Ellen Wiener – Seven Wells

FOBA 2021 Juried Exhibition

Completed 2018
Editions: 4/5 ev
Dimensions closed: 8.25” x 5.5” x .5”
Materials: Japanese paper, watered silk, card, ink jet, casein, pencil, oil, chalk
Artist resides in Southold, New York

Seven Wells is a book based on the paradise themes found in portable prayer rugs. Carpets, like the accordion format, are linked with motion and a timed reveal. The opening image of a magnifying lens signals close focus and changing perspectives. After moving through a narrative punctuated with water and skies, the book concludes with an homage to the James Webb telescope.

Seven Wells is a discourse on my relationship with gravity, with grounding and the possibilities of weightless imagination.

Ellen Wiener  (Southold, New York)

Ellen Wiener uses content from verse, theology, and history in her paintings, prints, and artist’s books. She frequently combines text and image in collaboration with contemporary writers. Her current work explores landscape as a cultural thesis. 

Wiener has held appointments at SUNY, CUNY, Sarah Lawrence Writer’s Institute, Princeton, and Dartmouth. She lives on the North Fork of Long Island.