Eugene artist, Ellen Tykeson, finds the tradition of figurative sculpture a continual challenge & inspiration. Solid design and form making, a sense of narrative, & beauty with a degree of accuracy, are things she appreciates in art & strives to describe in her work.
Ellen feels that as we travel along in life, our only permanent dwelling is the body we inhabit. The figure fascinates her because of the timeless comfort of this knowledge. Each posture or expression describes a piece of a connection that we all share.
Ellen’s works are in many public spaces, including The Oregon Garden, The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art & a large installation at the new Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend.