Joined March 2008

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator – / a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)...


'Facepaint' new works of elle jaye rose

‘Facepaint’, is a digital painting series in postcard format, exploring how we popify the personal in the online social realm of facebook. Online friends are the cyber-stars of our screens, letting us both watch and be part of their cyber conversations. In facebook pages, our intimate relationships are challenged by constant interruptions from unfamiliar people in the forms of pictures, comments on walls and tags in status updates. We are intrigued by these foreign identities who serve as mystical background noise in our online conversation.…

Mostly constructed using tools an artist would use palette, brushes, blur, smudge etc. some images calculatedly employ filters with duplicated layers so some areas can be faded or erased rather than a dependency on letting the computer tell me where.

Wow! A Ted Blackall painting of miss ellejayerose to add to my humble art collection!

Artist comrades inspire, bewild, enchant, comfort & astound without them I would be lost. Thanks to the land of the internerd Artist Ted Blackall (now TedRoger on rb) has become a treasured friend and muse – I am overwhelmed with emotion as I post a pic of his beautiful depiction of one of my rose cam photos which is now housed in my bedroom. What a beautiful gift that couldn’t have arrived at a more needed time! THANKS TED! I can only hope you will be as delighted with my creation. I highly recommend the artist exchange system – better viewed by appreciative eyes than ‘investment collectors’! One can learn so much through exchange!

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