Airmail, etching, 33 x 33 in.

Ellen Rutledge

My visual vocabulary is a hodge podge of worn, used and common objects. They are a constant and ongoing fascination for me and I like puzzling their implications to human activities and thought as well as their metaphorical references. In addition to cakes and purses and birds and gloves, I like to use text from old books, not only for the ongoing stories in life but for the beauty of lines and letters and old pages.


Three Three, etching and collage on paper, 34 x 34 in.

Liberty Hill, etching, 33 x 33 in.

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.