We had the pleasure to conserve two pieces of Ken Ellis’ textile art for a private collector: the Shore Family, above, and Elizi Danto, bottom. It was a simple treatment, to clean as best we could some staining from a combination of wood smoke and steam (the Shore family was next to their kitchen) and do some simple needlework reparation.
When I saw the images emailed to me they were nice; when I saw them in person I was bowled over. Ellis has caught subtle expressions and nuances in the simplest of forms, painted textiles and embroidered art. I love the eyes on the man shown in the header.
She expresses the love I had for Guadalupe when I was a small girl growing up in a Mexican Southern California Catholic church; I always lit candles asking for help to Madre, and I always thought she heard me.
Ken Ellis, thank you for the honor.
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