Ellen Mueller

Value Study

Value Study - DETAIL

Pictured here is the first in a series of wall-based curtain installations. I’m exploring ideas of adornment as both an instrument of self-empowerment, and as a tool of engagement with systems of consumption. This work builds on previous projects focused on capitalism’s effect on day-to-day living, whether in terms of housing, food, work, relationships, etc. I use both recognized and altered home-goods to reference the everyday.

Below are a series of watercolor drawings influenced by this ongoing installation project. These were started early during the pandemic and continue as a means of reflection.
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