About the Artist

Artistic Statement

Ellen Fanger DickinsonThe fiber sculptures I create are constructed by the basic basketry technique of coiling.  

As an apprentice to Les Bohnenkamp (an early proponent of fiber sculpture), and fan of the work of Fern Jacobs and Jane Sauer, I conceive free-standing pieces composed of clothesline and unbleached linen.  

These works reflect my interest in the spiral structures expressed in the natural world; for instance, the ocean, shells, flowers, and spatial movements.  

The iterative technique, where form and structure are intertwined, allows me the time and focus to construct free-flowing organic sculptures.


Contact the artist by emailing ellen@ellendickinson.com


Education

  • 1972 - 1973, Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY, Art History - Dean's List
  • 1974 - 1975 Clark University/Worcester Art Museum School Worcester, MA, Studio Art - Dean's List
  • 1975 - 1976 C. W. Post College Brookville, NY, Studio Art
  • 2005 Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, BFA, Studio Art