Ellen Ramsey’s Statement
My current tapestries are inspired by digital culture and the visual similarities of textile patterns and circuit board assemblies. My source materials are copyright free vector diagrams of microchip components, which I then rearrange, layer, “corrupt,” and manipulate in Photoshop to create designs that conflate digital infrastructure and textile forms. By doing so I am exploring the intersection where analog confronts the virtual. My weavings reframe microelectronics at human scale in order to reflect upon technology’s ubiquity and impact on our lives.
Ellen Ramsey’s Biography
Ellen Ramsey is a Seattle artist working in the medium of hand woven tapestry. A member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen and Tapestry Artists of Puget Sound, she exhibits her work both nationally and internationally.