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(alphabetized by first name)

Ashley L Schick
Bill Lowrey
Celina Grigore
Cheri Buxman
Cheryl Bailey
Claire Simon
Donald Fodness
Ellen M Harper
Emily Martin
Gayle Gerson
Jason Lee Gimbel
Jen Urso
Jenny Wiener
Michael Bernhardt
Michael Good
Sara Sanderson
Seth Roby
Susan J Thompson




Ellen M Harper

Baltimore, Maryland


These drawings are from my current body of work entitled ”Cross Cultural Studies.” This series began with the idea of exploring the ways in which various cultures overlap, differ, and influence one another. I am very interested in pattern and why different cultures, religions, etc. choose certain patterns. What is their history? What do they mean? These ”Tibetan Tiles” are patterns that can be found in Tibetan monasteries. I choose to make these ”tiles” by using a pin to perforated the paper. First, I hand cut a stencil of the pattern and then use it as a template to perforate the paper. I find this to be a very meditative and disciplined process. Buddhists consider meditation to be an act of concentration on a particular object or idea which is why I found this artistic practice appropriate for this work. There are 9 tiles total in this particular series of drawings.Ellen M Harper holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and an MFA from Towson University in Towson, Maryland.


Tibetan Tile #1

perforated paper

9 x 9

© 2011