Women no. 1 (2014)
Linocut by Ellen Von Wiegand


  • Linocut, Paper
  • From a limited edition of 20
  • Size: 15.75 × 11 × 0.1 in / 12 × 8 in (actual image size)
  • Signed and numbered on the front

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Ellen Von Wiegand

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

This print is the first in a series titled Collective Identities, which explores groups, mainly women, with visibly unifying characteristics. The niqab is the most potent example of this, as it smothers any public signs of diversity. Visually I like the aesthetics of the silhouette type image, and the niqab provided a way for me to make a powerful composition using this technique. The addition of the young girl dressed in plain clothes adds further complexity to the print. Questions inevitable arise about her future, and whether or not it is being foreshadowed by the other figures in the scene.

As all prints are hand pressed, each will have some minor differences, which I believe adds to the character of the print. I cannot guarantee that you will receive the edition number featured in the photo.

Materials used:

linoleum block, Caligo inks, Ho-Sho paper

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