Ellen Von Wiegand is an American artist who is currently based in London, UK.
Largely self taught in the art of linocut printing, Ellen has found a freedom in creating art using her own body as the main subject. Confronting personal challenges of insecurity, shyness and wanting to communicate non-verbally, the process of creating the artworks has allowed Ellen to transcend previous difficulties and gain comfort in her own skin.
Ellen says 'I don’t see my prints as self-portraits, but rather physical representations of emotional states of being. Male or female, my hope is that you see a piece of yourself reflected back to you in each image.'
Each print is individually hand printed from a hand cut piece of lino. The process is laborious and non-mechanical and therefore each print varies from the next.
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