NOTHING IS SEPARATE
Ellen Rutt is a Detroit-based artist and her latest project is an experimental multi-media installation called Nothing Is Separate: A Collaboration With Nature.
Ellen’s work is characterized by bold shapes and striking color, but also rugs and murals. These elements come together in ‘Nothing Is Separate: A Collaboration With Nature’, part of Temple “I’m acknowledging my own contradictions and our collective moral flexibility” Children’s Artist Residency in Hilo, Hawaii. With the help of a photographer, using costumes and painted wooden shapes Ellen celebrates the island’s most distinct natural locations. The incorporation of her physical form into the work was deliberate: “I’m acknowledging my own contradictions and our collective moral flexibility, how we are simultaneously celebrating the sacredness of the natural world, while also engaging in practices that knowingly or unknowingly contribute to its destruction.”
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