MEET THE ARTIST
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Ellie Byrom Haley
My background in photography, graphic design and painting inspires my
multi-media work by combining these disciplines to create layered and textural pieces. Combining found materials and man-made objects into painterly backgrounds my work takes on an abstract feel with a nod to material culture, both past and present. My work in advertising and design for many years has influenced the iconography and composition of my pieces.
I consider my work a journey, “Collage & assemblage is a process of selection, dimension, juxtaposition, and association- Metzinger’s “ fusion of objects within a limited space.” A field of color and a simple piece of paper can interact, conjuring a third thing capable of evoking a powerfully heartfelt and transcendent response.
I am never sure of exactly where the journey begins, or where it will end. It’s a mystery possessed of both difficulty and delight that results in a celebration of fate.