ELLEN JONG

Serpent on the Mount book cover 

Serpent on the Mount book cover 

Coco Dolle boxing with rope hair - Keep Calm and Comb sculpture. Rope and photo by me

Coco Dolle boxing with rope hair - Keep Calm and Comb sculpture. Rope and photo by me

SERPENT ON THE MOUNT 

Photographs of my rope sculptures with artist, Coco Dolle. Photographs by me.

There is a trench where my silhouette sails. It whispers and echoes me awake, from what feels like a deep and roaring desolate sea. And, I am moved. There is life, and all the complicated and mysterious shit that comes with it. Conflict is inevitable, the most valuable conflicts possibly being the ones that exist within your self. I know conflict. Conflict moves me.

I started to work with rope to portray a nodule in space. The history of knots came in handy. As I knot the rope I release the conflicts from inside me. I tangle and manipulate the rope. Then, I comb and braid the rope. The tension created is recreated into new rope and is pulled back into a knot or cut, and conflict resides, again. 

 

Coco Dolle with Burden Braid rope sculpture. Rope and photo by me

Coco Dolle with Burden Braid rope sculpture. Rope and photo by me

Coco Dolle boxing with rope hair - Keep Calm and Comb . Rope and photo by me

Coco Dolle boxing with rope hair - Keep Calm and Comb . Rope and photo by me

Coco Dolle legs wih rope sculpture - rope, photo and digitally composed by me

Coco Dolle legs wih rope sculpture - rope, photo and digitally composed by me

How to tie a handcuff knot

How to tie a handcuff knot

Coco Dolle with Inner Lace rope sculpture. Rope and photo by me

Coco Dolle with Inner Lace rope sculpture. Rope and photo by me

Coco Dolle with a Handcuff Knot rope sculpure. Rope and photo by me.

Coco Dolle with a Handcuff Knot rope sculpure. Rope and photo by me.

Rope strands, digitally scanned by me

Rope strands, digitally scanned by me

Ellen Jong © 2020