Ellen Mears Kennedy - Bethesda MD
Ellen Mears Kennedy's artwork is constructed of hundreds of double-sided papers, all hand-made in her studio from pigmented pulp. Each paper has a left and right side that displays a unique shade. When the paper is folded, one color shows on the left side and a second color shows on the right. As viewers walk past each construction, the colors subtly change as they see alternating sides of the design - the hues shift, growing darker or lighter, depending on the observers' positions. The design is always in motion. The geometry of intersecting color patterns is softened by the texture of each paper's deckled edge and made fluid by the viewers' movement.