Using a combination of found fragments and personal elements, I compose floating abstract shapes sewn together with thread on paper. My work centers around themes of memory, its process, and the layers of small alterations which happen each time something is recollected. I also aim to communicate the melancholy in unresolved matters and natural losses.
Choosing a distinctly pale colour palette together with the use of tracing paper, my pieces attempt to replicate the quiet hazy environment from which a memory is recalled. Blending autobiographical narratives with larger collective subjects such as childhood, longing, and home, I think of my collages as field recordings from the mind.
Born in 1984, Linden Eller spent her youth in the urban Sonoran desert of Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Southern California to obtain her BA in Studio Art. She’s since lived and worked out of New England, Europe, India, Australia, Samoa, New Zealand, and currently Japan.
Eller’s work has been mentioned online in Frankie & Yen magazines, and been included in numerous publications such as Inside Artists, Making The Cut Vol. 1, Create! Magazine, Thistle, Art Ascent, and Lynda Hallinan’s book Jam Sessions. Recent residencies include Tiapapata Art Centre (Samoa), Cowwarr Art Space (Australia), and Tenjinyama Art Studio (Japan).