"Balancing Act" Mural Permanently Installed in Indianapolis
Finally after one and a half years LILLY ONCOLOGY has been trying to get my Mural "BALANCING ACT" placed in NYC since it was a winner for NYC but there was so much red tape they could not wait any longer. So it has become a PERMANENT INSTALLATION in Indianapolis, close to the Lilly Oncology Headquarters. Here are the pictures.
It’s been two years since we launched The Hope Murals Project and we are thrilled with the impact this national art movement has had. From 600 paintbrushes to 1,000 gallons of paint and 2,500+ amazing volunteers later, we are so proud of the strength and inspiration that each community has displayed. Today, we proudly share our final installation entitled “Balancing Act,” which has found a home in Indianapolis. #HopeOnCanvas
"Intense, swift strokes of strong dark colors and textures with quick motion and layering of paint are the core of my work. Inspired by the feelings of motion and emotion, my hand paints what I feel and incorporates the imbalance in shapes and color I see in life and people. My oils on canvas and acrylic on board paintings, influenced by Max Beckman’s bold black outlines and Edvard Munch’s intense emotions, translate the true depth of my feelings about contemporary issues.
The viewer may recognize in themselves the emotions that the people on the canvas are experiencing, whether it be anger, stress, helplessness, or even joy. The faces of these people show the emotions brought on by events the viewer can not see, but can imagine, depending on their own life experiences.
The strong, bold dark colors with small specks of light colors throughout my paintings, lets you know that there is always a reason for hope, in our everyday lives.
People always ask me where my inspiration is from, I think it is because when they know me I am happy and bubbly, one expects my work to reflect that. I take my experiences from life and put them on canvas. I pick up a brush and paint from my imagination. If you look at my works you always see two things. One is the people in my painting are always looking out at you.....And you never know what they are thinking......you know they look angry, sad, or even relieved that everything will be fine. You as the observer have a chance to decide what is really happening in these paintings." ~Ellen