RhizomeStudio

Printmaking, original artwork, and handmade patches

Lansing, Michigan | 0 Sales

RhizomeStudio

Printmaking, original artwork, and handmade patches

Lansing, Michigan 0 Sales On Etsy since 2017

Announcement   New projects! Hot off the sewing table. #Resist patches - show where you stand! I'm selling these feminist and lesbian political patches at sliding-scale pricing ($5 - $20) to make them accessible to more folks. I'm entering production mode, and I'll be adding colors. I can't listen to the news and just wring my hands - so when I'm not working, teaching, protesting, or getting educated, I'll be making patches. We're all in this together - what are you making?

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Last updated on Mar 4, 2017

New projects! Hot off the sewing table. #Resist patches - show where you stand! I'm selling these feminist and lesbian political patches at sliding-scale pricing ($5 - $20) to make them accessible to more folks. I'm entering production mode, and I'll be adding colors. I can't listen to the news and just wring my hands - so when I'm not working, teaching, protesting, or getting educated, I'll be making patches. We're all in this together - what are you making?

Lena B Ellis-Boatman

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Lena B Ellis-Boatman

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I'm a printmaker, artist, and creative writer. Rhizome Studio is my business adventure as a working artist and art educator. My twin goals are 1) to make and sell crafts and original prints and 2) to teach art classes for teens and adults in my local community. I'm passionate about education, teaching, and social justice. In addition to my "day job" at an awesome nonprofit, I teach art courses as an adjunct assistant prof.

I come from the Midwest, and it shows - in my artwork and in my politics. I grew up in green, humid summers near the Maumee River in Toledo, Ohio, transfixed by trumpet vines and morning glories - and marching with my dad's union in the Labor Day parade. In college I studied printmaking, painting, and art education, and I later earned my MFA in printmaking.

I now live in mid-Michigan, in a small town bordered by meadows, fields, hilly forests, and small lakes. For me, being in nature is restorative and energizing - and inspiring. I run, swim, travel, kayak, do yoga, and sometimes even scuba dive. I keep my sketchbook and camera on hand in the kayak to document plants and exposed roots where the earth meets the water. I am fascinated with the natural world, and that informs my work as an artist.

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    A Midwesterner from Toledo, Ohio, I now live in mid-Michigan among meadows, fields, hilly forests & small lakes. I'm passionate about education & social justice. Rhizome Studio is my business adventure as a working artist & independent art educator.

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