• Family Blanket

    The wind currents over the Atlantic Ocean are burned into my grandmother’s blanket,a blanket which has endured decades of small repairs as it got passed down through several generations. The edges of the blanket are cut away in a drawing of continental boundaries.

  • Stilt
  • Naiad
  • Drifter
  • Pilgrim
  • Wraith

    The Vertical Gallery at the Esther Massry Gallery at the College of St. Rose features a site-specific sculpture entitled “Wraith” created for this beautiful 27′ high atrium. “Wraith” is a translucent mountain hovering just above visitor’s heads. Clinging to it’s underside, like barnacles on a rock, is an upside-down, contemporary American landscape, in miniature, with an oil refinery, abandoned houses, mountains and bare trees.

  • Distant Mirrors

    Distant Mirrors is a floating archipelago of forms floating in the Providence River, made with plastic bottles donated by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation. This project was created with Rose Heydt, Dianne Hebbert, Megan McLaughlin, and Ponnapa Prakkamakul. Funded by the Robert and Margaret McColl Johnson fellowship of the Rhode Island Foundaton, and created with thanks to the Roger Williams National Memorial, Artists in Context, and Clay Rockefeller. www.distantmirrors.net

  • Still Life

    Still Life Recycled plastic, 3’H x 20’L x 13’W

  • Fastforwardfossil; Part2

    Fastforwardfossil; Part 2, 2009 #2 harvested plastic, 30’L x 7’H x 14’W

  • Revenant

    Revenant, 2007 #2 harvested plastic, 18’L x 7’H x 3’W Revenant was created for a two person exhibition with Zero Higashida, for the Bank of Japan in Hiroshima, one of the few buildings to survive the atomic blast. The 18 foot bridge has a dredging crane on one end, which is attached by looping chains to a McMansion on the other end.  A slum colony with a satellite dish clings to the underside of the McMansion. The bridge structure is based on the Forth Bridge, an innovation in engineering at the dawn of the 20th century.

  • Phantom Limb

    Phantom Limb, 2007 #2 harvested plastic, 14’L x 7’H x 8’W

  • Parallax

    Parallax, 2004 Video collaboration with Jane D. Marsching A collaboration between Ellen Driscoll and Jane D. Marsching. Clementine, an intrepid marionette, explores landscapes both historical and contemporary against a poetic backdrop of sound and text that describe an interior landscape of love lost. Her voyages take her down a mine shaft, into a domestic interior, and up and out to the surface of the moon and beyond to a vista of nebulae where she encounters dense black holes or voids, to which she is irresistibly drawn.

  • Mum’s the Word

    Mum’s the Word, 1997-8 Temporary public work for City of Boston, collaboration with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Aphasia Community Group, Boston, MA, Fund for the Arts commission Cambridge-based artist Ellen Driscoll began this project, called “Mu …

  • From There on Up to Here and Now

    From There On Up to Here and Now, 1995 Commissioned by the High Museum of Art  From There on Up to Here and Now was a collaborative installation that Driscoll created with African-American quilters, Mamie Hughley, Pearl Walker, Annie Heard, and Annie P …

  • Passionate Attitudes

    Passionate Attitudes, 1995 Threadwaxing Space, New York

  • Migration

    Migration, 1992 Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati,OH.

  • The Loophole of Retreat

    The Loophole of Retreat, 1991 Commissioned by the Whitney Museum at Phillip Morris