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Mixed-Media Drawing on Magnani

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wollongong, illawarra, bhp, port kembla, blue collar, steel works, steel town, industry

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator
a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)
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  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 4 years ago

    love the surface…has a look of corrugated metal!! …red works so well!!

  • aw ta shylie x
    is just red oxide acrylic and silk dye dribbled and scratched over magnani rag paper overlaid with graphite

    – ellejayerose

  • oliverfoto
    oliverfotoalmost 4 years ago

    oh wow! this seems to decay & pulse with energy at the same time!

  • thanks Oliver :)

    – ellejayerose

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 4 years ago

    big thanks for the info!!..i love rag paper!!

  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonalmost 4 years ago

    Amazement! I must see this in the flesh. Are the structures drawn from life, imagination, or books? The Magnani is really gutsy! x

  • Catrin Stahl-Szarka
    Catrin Stahl-S...almost 4 years ago

    I love rag paper too. It looks like it´s burning inside the house. /Catrin

  • thanks Catrin – i am trying to be an alchemist of sorts turn the crisp white paper into grimey industry

    – ellejayerose

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joveralmost 4 years ago

    really great drawing, i miss doing thin nervous lines (hope you don’t mind me calling them that?) you ellejay are inspiring me to go back and do more of those raw drawings {like the war series} (not that they are anything as exceptional as this)…..thanks really cool….it also reminds me of being a kid racing in the Port Kembla billy cart derby for some reason?…….

  • thank you so much Loui I love your descriptive writing – and yes – these are raw – little studies that may hold much potential of a direction to come – but much like a band’s debut album – I find often the study has that nervous excitable energy that makes it way more intriguing than any polished follow up :)
    The Drawing is of Port Kembla and am glad it brought back fond memories for you race car driver :)

    – ellejayerose

  • Sam Fonte
    Sam Fontealmost 3 years ago

    Wow! i know this place.. what a great picture. love your art!!!

  • cheers sam, so uplifting to get some feedback from someone with an awareness of the place :)

    – ellejayerose

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