Featured Artist Tracy Ellyn

Artist Tracy Ellyn uses layers of media that transform each piece in a fascinating portfolio filled with color and movement.  Visit her website to learn more about her.

 

"Abstract Glass with Painted Tree" mixed media, sizes vary, by artist Tracy Ellyn. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Abstract Glass with Painted Tree” mixed media, sizes vary

 

My works are created from a variety of 19th, 20th and 21st century techniques and media all within one piece. My focus is on the classic elements of earth, fire, air and water as the life forces. Like chapters in a book, I holistically layer these metaphors of past, present and future.

 

"Glass with Florals and Stripes" mixed media, sizes vary, by Tracy Ellyn. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Glass with Florals and Stripes” mixed media, sizes vary

 

I am fascinated by the way sand (earth) can be transformed into glass via a kiln (fire). So, I first create original fine art glass pieces in a kiln.

 

"Glass with Stripes and Hand" mixed media sizes vary, by Tracy Ellyn. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Glass with Stripes and Hand” mixed media sizes vary

 

By playing with layers of finished glass art, I watch the colors, textures and shapes transform once again as I move around transparent areas in space (air) until completely new images are born.

 

"The Universe in Chartreuse" mixed media, sizes vary by Tracy Ellyn. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Universe in Chartreuse” mixed media, sizes vary

 

Once I add light, in various angles and intensities, transformation continues to take place until the original glass artworks are practically unrecognizable. New births, or rebirths, are constantly taking place.

 

"Glass with Bubbles and Movement" mixed media, sizes vary, by Tracy Ellyn. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Glass with Bubbles and Movement” mixed media, sizes vary

 

I also play with the glass under water, playing with wavy movements (water) and bubbles (air). Each effect is a process-oriented surprise, and I photograph each surprise every time I get that “Aha!” moment and the imagery touches my soul.

 

"Stone Glass with Leaf" mixed media, sizes vary

“Stone Glass with Leaf” mixed media, sizes vary

 

I sometimes layer in a drawing or photograph I have made, adding another element to the ever-evolving layers of the onion that we are all made of.

 

"Colored Glass With Frit and Leaves" mixed media, sizes vary by Tracy Ellyn. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Colored Glass With Frit and Leaves” mixed media, sizes vary

 

I then embed the images into metal in a new chemical process that preserves each “Aha” moment archivally for the next 200 years.

 

"The Whole World in Your Hand" mixed media, sizes vary by Tracy Ellyn. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Whole World in Your Hand” mixed media, sizes vary

 

Past, present and future come together in one moment of time. This is a powerful metaphor for life, for our own DNA, and for how we as individuals and as a human civilization constantly change, grow, transform and evolve.

Artist Tracy Ellyn invites you to follow her on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

 

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