Last Day to Vote for “Meditation” Cat-Person Sculpture – Nov. 1

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cat sculpture in public sculpture art exhibit
Sculptor Ellen Scobie with her work, Meditation, a hybrid cat-person. Scobie’s whimsical sculpture encourages viewers to playfully consider their own identity and to pause for reflection amid the chaos of daily life.

Vote Now – Deadline Nov. 1

If you’d love to see Meditation (cat-person) make her permanent home in Oak Bay, vote for her now!

Click this link to vote for Meditation.

Deadline is Nov. 1, 2016! Thank you for your support!

Public Art Exhibit | Arts Alive 2016 Oak Bay

My cat sculpture, titled Meditation, has been selected for the municipality of Oak Bay’s Arts Alive sculpture program for 2016-2017. This annual public art exhibit features 13 sculptures situated around the municipality for one year. Sculptures were reviewed by a jury comprised of art professionals and citizen art enthusiasts. My sculpture has been installed in Estevan Village and will be there from late May 2016 until May 2017.

2016 Theme: Looking Forward

In response to the theme Looking Forward, I submitted the following, “The sitting cat sculpture rests in a meditative pose, reflecting quietly. To prepare ourselves for looking forward, we must first look inward.”

Public Art Exhibit People’s Choice Award

The public is invited to vote on a People’s Choice Award. The winning piece will be considered for eventual purchase and inclusion in Oak Bay’s permanent public art collection pending municipal budget approvals.

See the Sculptures

If you’re visiting Victoria within the coming year, be sure to download the map of installed sculptures and enjoy your own walking tour. Read the press in the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper, Oak Bay goes nuts for public sculpture.

Residential Interior Art Commission

residential interior art commission
residential interior art commission
“The Corniche”, mixed media on canvas, 33.5×60 inches – Photography Martin Tessler

I had the pleasure of working with Vancouver’s Insight Design Group again on a residential interior art commission. I created this painting for Mosaic Homes’ Cambria Park development on Vancouver’s westside. It was on view at the display home at Cambie and 41st Avenue for a short time until the development sold out. Measuring 33.5 x 60 inches, the generous canvas size gave me lots of space to explore the gorgeous colours in the interior design palette.

Design Process

The interior design team provided me with paint chips, carpet and fabric samples to use as a guide for my colour choices. I started with a base of organic shapes from photographs I had taken of interesting local rock formations and foliage. The base composition was then printed with aqueous pigmented inks onto canvas. I subsequently set to work glazing the surface with layer upon layer of semi-transparent colour. Bold brushwork in the lower half of the painting brought a lot of energy to the piece and really added to the strength of the composition.

Commission Art

To commission artwork, please call me on 604.417.8645 or email ellen@ellenscobie.com

Vertical Solitude – Digital Mixed Media Print

digital mixed media printmaking by ellen scobie

abstract landscape, vertical, neutral colours
“Vertical Solitude”, 24″w x 30″h, aqueous pigmented inkjet on paper

Artist’s Statement

When I first set out to create a new artwork, I sometimes spend a lot of time choosing the first image I’ll work with. Not so with this one. I knew right away I wanted to use some of the lake and shoreline images I’d captured on my trip to the Rocky Mountains. As I began to work up the image I started to use looser textures that I felt were like calligraphic brushwork in traditional Chinese paintings. I turned the composition vertically and continued to build the composition, thinking about the majesty of the vertical rock faces and how the natural world is also permeated by a delicate ecosystem, composed of many interdependent entities, powerful yet fragile.

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Purchase at The Carriage House (Framed)