Robyn Ellenbogen, Telling Stories Wrong, sumei ink on arches watercolor paper, 12" x 12"
American, b. 1953, playing from Shrewsbury, NJ, USA
Robyn Ellenbogen is a visual artist whose work embraces a broad range of media from 12th century techniques of silverpoint and egg tempera to digital images, photography, artist books, sculpture and animation. Her approach to making art is process-based. Her experience as a student of Zen Buddhism relates to playing Telephone, as she acknowledges that the mind is quick to make up a story in response to a story or image. Perhaps, this is also a way we express compassion?
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Thoughts on the Telephone process
“Telephone” was my game of choice as a child. I loved the sense of how easily, and often to my embarrassment, communication could be skewed and changed. Collaborating with others is always a form of “Telephone"; however, we now live in a world desperate for players that respond to each other with compassion and awareness.