Using this tiny lettering, Ellen creates her flowing designs. The final creation is a picture completed entirely with words. This art style is also known as micrography. Ellen chose the term “micro calligraphy” to express her exacting work: tiny letters and words blending together to form the designs and figures on her paper. Micrography started in the 9th century by Masoratim. Ellen creates her works from the stories and verses of the Torah and Scriptures. Ellen’s unique style is executed through careful planning and logistics, which are integral elements in her creations. Using a fine point calligraphy pen dipped in water color paints, Ellen creates fabulous pictures in full color, entirely from Biblical texts. The use of “gematria” often guides the number of repetitions of verses used to create a design.
Humans of Israel
The Humans of Israel offers a fresh look at the rich and remarkably distinct lives of Israelis and showcases Israel’s diversity, multiculturalism, and vibrant civil society.
Stories of Survival
Showcasing personal artifacts brought to America by survivors of the Holocaust and other genocide.