|Business Overview||Artist living in the Shomron. Sells prints and Giclee|
|Business Category||Design & Multimedia|
Ellen Miller Braun was born and educated in Chicago Illinois, U.S.A. She studied fine arts at Northeastern Illinois University. An ardent Zionist, Ellen immigrated to Israel with her husband and children in 1983. They live in Ginot Shomron, in the Biblical hills of Samaria. Ellen's traditionally observant Jewish background has guided and inspired her in the development of the Biblical themes of her artwork. The present finds Ellen working with painstaking patience in micro-calligraphy. Her beautiful micro-calligraphy pieces are unique in their development. Ellen first sketches the desired design. This drawing is then etched onto paper that will become the "original". Dipping her pen into watercolor paints, Ellen follows the flowing lines of her etched design, inscribing portions from the Torah, Prophets and Writings. She thus fills each piece of artwork with dramatic color and life. The tiny colorful writing of each piece flows together developing and creating each exquisite picture. The writing is the picture, and the picture is the writing. Each creation is a beautiful display of vibrant color and spirituality. These pieces, as well as Ellen's past work, patiently hand-sewn sculptures of whimsical Hasidic and Biblical figures, are being enjoyed in homes around the world. Ellen's beautiful micro-calligraphy pieces can be viewed at www.nishmati.co.il Ellen can be reached by e-mail at Nishmati@pobox.com What is a Giclee? A giclee (zhee-clay) is an individually produced, high resolution, high fidelity, limited fine art reproduction created on a special, large format printer. The virtually continuous tone of this process gives the giclee a range or gamut, and control of color that exceeds far beyond that of a lithograph and other printing processes, giving each piece amazingly vibrant color with greater and crisper details. Although giclee are referred to as "modern day lithographs," they clearly reach beyond this artistic level, creating fine art reproductions that are coveted by collectors for their fidelity and quality.