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Ellen Markoff

“An image is created by applying ink to a plexi-glass plate. Dampened paper is laid over the plate. Together they are run through a press. At the moment of pressure a certain intangible thing happens over which you have no control. This is the beauty of it. It can be a meticulously planned, process-oriented technical experience, but it also completely lends itself to the beauty of spontaneity and emotion in art. I am not interested in technical processes. I am interested in art as a pure expression of emotion. I like to use color and form to that end. Bold form and bold colors are a language for me.”

“Monoprinting has a beautiful element of surprise to it. I am never in complete control of my creations. I like that. It is a lot like life.”

– Ellen Markoff


  • Spontaneous Approach by Ellen Markoff