Featured in Sculpture Magazine

2018

Ellen Driscoll, the recipient of the ISC’s 2018

Outstanding Educator Award, applies

a unique approach to storytelling and an

inventive use of materials to her public

artworks and smaller studio sculptures. In

her practice, drawing and sculpture are

interconnected and cross-pollinate to open

up new ideas and forms. Whether working

in ghostly white plastic, mosaic, or walnut

and sumi inks, her projects fluidly map

place and time while mining historical, environmental,

and cultural themes. Over a

decade ago, she began to take on issues of

consumption, excess, and the effects of the

petrochemical industry. More recently, she

has introduced the resilience displayed by

the natural world in the face of sociopolitical

threats.