Ellen Mueller


This work was made while I was in residence at Playa Artist Residency in Oregon. It is located on the edge of a lake that dries up every summer due to commercial agriculture irrigation. I was very intrigued by this new landscape’s texture, which was crunchy on top, but also slightly squishy do to the deep mud just below the surface. This work is a juxtaposition of appealing textures, versus a strained relationship due to human interference via commercial-scale agriculture nearby.