Suspended Motion: Sculptures and Watercolors by Ellen Steinfeld
This coming Friday, February 8, 5:30-7:30 pm it’s happening at the Burchfield Penny Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. Artist Ellen Steinfeld will exhibit her work–the first time they have ever had a single artist show. Ellen is an incredibly versatile artist; and this exhibit promises to show off her talents from steel sculpture to water color!
It takes more than talent to succeed in the art world. And there is no doubt that Ellen Steinfeld is a success. From her monumental, inspirational sculpture in the lobby of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute to her delightful rendition of the Absolut Vodka New York, Ellen has had works of art ranging from church stained glass to painted wood wall relief.
But Ellen has much more than talent. She knew she was destined to be an artist at the age of three years. Her need to create never left her. She is petite and has a quiet voice, but her vision is large and powerful. She creates her visions because she is driven to create. Something she needs to do.
Highlighting this show is important for Ellen, but it is important for all women who want to express themselves authentically and fully. I have watched her sketch the ideas, build the models, and then spend time in the forge to see the work emerge from her mind’s eye to your eye. This takes discipline, skill, and most of all self-confidence.
Women who succeed, above all else, need to believe in their work, their vision and their abilities to put forward the best that they have. I take great inspiration from artist Ellen Steinfeld because she has the courage and the confidence to show her work for all of us to judge and find wonderful, or not. Revealing oneself in works of art or through performing or by writing controversial thoughts are tasks only for those strong in spirit.
And you will find lots of strong spirit in Ellen’s work. I urge you to come to her opening. You won’t be disappointed. And if you cannot make it Friday night, you have 6 months to the newest art gallery in Buffalo for a real treat.