“There are so many things you can do in enamel that you can’t do in anything else… The permanence of the color and that marvelous surface and depth of color that gives it so much life.” Ellamarie Wooley (1913 – 1976.) … Perfectly said by the iconic artist herself!!! This is a phenomenal mid-century modern wall sculpture enamel on copper signed by Ellamarie Woolley. It bares bold, bright colors of Chinese red, cherry red, purple, and blue glossy finished geometric designs of tantalizing turned triangles inside triangles, inside more triangles!! There are ten separate triangle tiles inlaid into the enamel and adhered to fiberboard or a wood substrate. Basically, there are five larger triangles on each side of the center black line and each triangle has 2 smaller triangles inside! The frame is comprised of brass banding and screws, and it is ready to make a stunning LOUD statement on any wall in your home!! This wall sculpture is Crazy Colorful, Gorgeously Geometric, and BURSTING with breathtaking artistry!!
Ellamarie (Packard) Woolley was born in 1913 in San Diego. She attended college at San Diego State College and the Art Center School in Los Angeles. She taught at the Francis W. Parker School in San Diego where she would meet and marry fellow artist Jackson Woolley in 1940. They moved to Claremont as he wanted to pursue studies at Claremont Graduate School. During the course of his studies, the Woolley’s became a part of the Pomona Valley art community. Ellamarie and her husband Jackson were introduced to enameling through a demonstration in 1947 given by ceramist Richard Petterson at Scripps College located in Claremont, California and it changed the course of their lives. They began creating enamels as a collaborating couple and occasionally separately. Their earliest enamels were made between 1947 and 1953. They would sign the pieces in order as to which they were created. Beginning about 1953 they began to create and sign wall mounted plaques independently and gradually Ellamarie’s productions became more abstract. Influenced by Pop and Op art trends popular in the late 60’s she began creating two-dimensional enamel panels which through the placement of colors and shapes seem to move in and out of space. Ellamarie and Jackson Woolley also produced large scale architectural murals displayed in theaters and public areas around California. Ellamarie passed away in 1976 and Jackson passed in 1992.
Bright, Bold, and ABSOLUTELY Beautiful! This geometric enamel wall sculpture signed by famed artist Ellamarie Woolley is just too stunning to let go! You simply MUST make it yours!!!