ELLEN JONG

In 2014, I visited Guilin China and encountered a 'water prison' in a preserved limestone river cave dwelling - a trench as deep as 8ft eroded over time by the river tides that had held prisoners left to die by drowning - and reinterpreted it as my body as a water prison in a site specific performance in an underground bunker in Shanghai China. Revisiting the Chinese ink stick by using it to mark the walls recalled memories from childhood. The lines not only renegotiate with body, form and place, mortality and transcendence, it also draws a line from which I began to reclaim the ancient ink as my own.  

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Left 3 samples: traditional Chinese ink sticks Right: Ink Heart in two parts

Left 3 samples: traditional Chinese ink sticks

Right: Ink Heart in two parts

Metamorphasis, 2021 Plaster, protein resin, pigments

Metamorphasis, 2021

Plaster, protein resin, pigments

Flight, 2019 protein resin, pigment, fiberglass, resin, hardware, wood

Flight, 2019

protein resin, pigment, fiberglass, resin, hardware, wood

Left 3 samples: traditional Chinese ink sticks Right: Ink Heart in two parts

Left 3 samples: traditional Chinese ink sticks

Right: Ink Heart in two parts

Metamorphasis, 2021 Plaster, protein resin, pigments

Metamorphasis, 2021

Plaster, protein resin, pigments

Flight, 2019 protein resin, pigment, fiberglass, resin, hardware, wood

Flight, 2019

protein resin, pigment, fiberglass, resin, hardware, wood

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    Left 3 samples: traditional Chinese ink sticks

    Right: Ink Heart in two parts

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    Metamorphasis, 2021

    Plaster, protein resin, pigments

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    Flight, 2019

    protein resin, pigment, fiberglass, resin, hardware, wood

FLUNG INK - customized performance air pressure ink cannons 

Process - Injecting, shooting, becoming ink 

Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016 Upstate NY

Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016

Upstate NY

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Target practice, Upstate NY

Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016 Upstate NY

Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016

Upstate NY

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Target practice, Upstate NY

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    Etiquetta - She's A Bitch 2016

    Upstate NY

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HARLEQUIN SCULPTURAL INK WORKS ON PAPER 

Woven and patchworked ink sheets make up this unique set of panties ornamented with Chinese finger trap extruding from their custom acrylic box

Translation:  Modern Girl, and her three faces

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Modern Girl, and her three faces

Translation: Modern Girl, and her edge

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Modern Girl, and her edge

Translation: Modern Girl, and her tricks

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Modern Girl, and her tricks

Translation: Modern Girl, and her secrets

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Modern Girl, and her secrets

Translation: Modern Girl, and her mirror

Translation:

Modern Girl, and her mirror

Translation:  Modern Girl, and her three faces

Translation: 

Modern Girl, and her three faces

Translation: Modern Girl, and her edge

Translation:

Modern Girl, and her edge

Translation: Modern Girl, and her tricks

Translation:

Modern Girl, and her tricks

Translation: Modern Girl, and her secrets

Translation:

Modern Girl, and her secrets

Translation: Modern Girl, and her mirror

Translation:

Modern Girl, and her mirror

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    Translation: 

    Modern Girl, and her three faces

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    Translation:

    Modern Girl, and her edge

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    Translation:

    Modern Girl, and her tricks

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    Translation:

    Modern Girl, and her secrets

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    Translation:

    Modern Girl, and her mirror

Sculptural Ink on Velvet !

42 in x 42 in x 2 in 

42 in x 42 in x 2 in 

Art Crush Ink Panties - 100% hand-made ink

Panties in a bunch, on Paper 45 in x 70 in

Panties in a bunch, on Paper

45 in x 70 in

Ellen Jong © 2020