Jong tackles feminism, formalism and fiction in her process - driven and time - based new sculptural works in ink.

The material, and muse, for her recent work is an animal by-product, adapted from the first method of ink-making from 12th Century BC China. Working with an organic material from her childhood and heritage addresses her struggle with perfection, meditation, survival and starting over, again.

The works are "alive" and are created to hold up to habitual environments. Her intention is that they will ultimately complete themselves in nature.

Love, 2020 

Ink caution tape ribbon

24.5in x 18.5in x 2.5in

Protein resin, pigments, metal pins,

archival inkjeg print on synthetic fabric

Ellen Jong © 2020