Ellie’s floral prints are modern, artistic, painterly prints that are applied to high quality design products such as wallpaper and decorative pillows.
Ellie is a formally trained artist with a Master of Fine Arts from New York University (2005). Since 2007, she has lived in the Netherlands, where she has been deeply influenced by the work of the still life painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
Her label is defined by her unique take on the floral print.
Ellie says: “Flowers have been used to adorn spaces, objects and clothing items since the dawn of human civilization, from the first cave paintings to this season’s fashion runways.
Throughout history, well-known artists (i.e. Georgia O’Keefe), designers (i.e. William Morris) and brands (i.e. Liberty London), have developed a recognizable approach to flowers and floral prints. It is this ongoing dialogue that I hope to enter with a new perspective on an age-old theme.
I approach my floral prints with the belief that the flower is more than just a decorative motif.
I believe that flowers possess a singular potential for storytelling.
For me, flowers are powerful symbols that encapsulate the entire spectrum of human experience and emotion.
I maintain that this is the reason we, as human beings, nurture a fascination for flowers that spans our history as a species.
Flowers remind us that we are, in any given moment, a roiling mixture of hope and heartbreak, courage and weakness, light and dark, good and evil, and, ultimately, life and death.
That a flower blooms at all is the ultimate miracle, the ultimate triumph of the natural world, of which we as human beings make up only a small part. It’s fitting then, that we pay homage to their magic and their mystery, the magic and mystery of life itself, by seeing them on a scale that is larger than life.
In this way, my floral prints are narratives of optimism, celebrations of beauty and grateful expressions of (a) human life.”