Ellen Markoff

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Neighborhood: Hunters Point Shipyard
Group Affiliation: Hunters Point Shipyard

My work is influenced by the natural world and the forces that shape it. I’m fascinated by volcanoes, glaciers, rocks and erosion over time. The forces of nature are constantly changing our world and creating beautiful shapes, textures and colors. Things that are worn by the passage of time intrigue me. The remnants left behind indicate the transient nature of all life. It is the old, worn and eroded that I see beauty alongside the new and reborn.
I primarily create monotypes, a technique of printmaking that I fell in love with because of the spontaneity it allows. Monotypes create one unique, original hand-pulled print