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Communication

Communication
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Mixed media collage, 36" x 36"
Ashland, Inc. Decision
Conferencing Lab Vestibule 420

 

 

 
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ELLEN KOCHANSKY

Ellen Kochansky earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in costume design and textiles from Syracuse University. She served as an American canvas panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and a trustee for the American Craft Council. She has received two South Carolina Arts Commission Individual Artist fellowships. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the White House and in numerous corporate collections including General Electric Company, New York; Aetna Insurance, New York; ARA Services, Philadelphia; and Price Waterhouse, Orlando.

 

 

For the last three years, while I have produced a limited-edition line of bed quilts under the EKO logo, I have been passionately involved in developing the next phase of my art. It has taken several forms, including some sculptural ones, and it has been based on community involvement. Groups of people give me their stuff (cloth, photographs, small three dimensional mementos) and I make it into something (banner, hanging, photo-collage, sculpture). These pieces, frequently accompanied by a scrapbook of descriptions from the participants, have a profound potential to bind and identify a group and become a compelling symbol for it.

 

 
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