Two by Ellen Heck - Davidson Galleries
Ellen Heck


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Medium: Woodcut and drypoint
Dimensions: 14 x 9 inches (image)
Signature: Signed
Artist details: American, 1983
Date Finished: 2014
Edition: 9/9 EV

Recommended by Suzannah (Marketing and Communications Manager):

"There is an aching tenderness and familiarity in Ellen Heck’s portraits of young people. Each child is full of peace and personality, and the combination of woodcut and drypoint mediums produces playful blocks of color and precise feathery lines. I was particularly struck by “Two”, a portrait of a child obscured but looking directly out of the page, holding two hearts against their chest. Worked exclusively in grey tones, the child’s expression shows such freedom and soulfulness, an ineffable emotion and state of being that feels unreachable in adult life. The child does not wonder who they are or how they must be in the world. They simply are themself, and have never considered being otherwise."