ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE

Submitted by Barbara Ellmann

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Client: NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs Percent For Art Program

Location: Cambria Heights, NY, United States

Completion date: 2004

Artwork budget: $36,500

Project Team

Artist

Barbara Ellmann

Public Art Agent

NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs Percent For Art Program

Client

The Queens Borough Public Library

Architect

NYC’s Department of Design and Construction

Overview

Fifty-five encaustic paintings 10’x 48’ permanently installed in the Cambria Heights Branch Library, Cambria Heights, NY. Commissioned by NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs Percent For Art Program, The Queens Borough Public Library, and NYC’s Department of Design and Construction.

Goals

A mural sized installation consisting of 55 encaustic painted panels gathered together, cohering, and united through affinities of pattern, color, shape, and subject.  Each abstract section of this work has been inspired by a variety of sources: game boards; Aboriginal dream painting; the African-American quilts of Gees Bend; labyrinths; and butterfly designs.  These combinations of traditions, cultures, and influences find individual expression in this work.