bits, pieces, fragments
creamy paint, dusty charcoal, inks, vibrating color
torn paper: painted, printed, inked
deliberate, spontaneous, embodied
histories, memories, layers
s p a c i o u s ness
light and form
vapor to solid
disintegrating / re-emerging
decay and creation
The Desire to be in a State of Prayer
Visual art informed and compelled by buddhist practice and the desire to be in a state of prayer.
Come and look, see what you see - be in your world and know it is sacred.
”The art of pictorial creation…is so astronomical…it would take an act of super human concentration
to explain the final realization.” Hans Hoffman
lost at sea
My artist heart was first cracked open when, as a young teenager, I saw Michelangelo’s Pieta at the New York World’s Fair in 1964...
Ellen Liner is long time Cambridge resident.
She began studying painting and drawing at the
Studio School of Cambridge Center for Adult Education, in 1998, where she met teachers Phil Press and Martin Mugar. For the next 4 years she was painting full time.
Living in the Cambridge area offers many resources for workshops and classes in painting, printing and drawing which she has availed herself of.
When, in 2008 Ellen discovered Alexandra Sheldon’s painterly collage classes and workshops , she was hooked.
Alexandra Sheldon continues to be a teacher, a mentor , and a friend. She and Ellen participate weekly in Buddhist study and mediation group with Joel Baer.
Her studio is in Somerville Ma.
Ellen says, she “makes art because not to would be unthinkable.”