Ellen Schlabach is a compulsive maker. Always seeking knowledge and absorbing the world around her, art presents a way to process her observations and share them with others in a meaningful way.
Ellen was born and raised in Indiana, with most of her life spent in Goshen. She received her Fine Art degree from Goshen College, where she also completed her education certification. After 5 years of developing programming as the Fine Arts Director at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County, she moved to Nashville. She now works as a Teaching Artist and Reuse Specialist for Turnip Green Creative Reuse.
The basis of my work is relateability. Caught up in the necessary monotony of daily life, it becomes easy to forget that existence is a shared experience. In an effort to combat the loneliness that accompanies that reality, I depict the struggles that haunt us universally. From explorations of intrapersonal struggles and mental health issues, to criticisms of systemic issues such as rampant consumerism, my intention is to connect through the things that are ever present, but difficult to discuss.
Contact Ellen at email@example.com for commissions and collaborations.