Collaborations with churches, businesses and community organizations have generated meaningful symbols, and helped groups to enhance their sense of identity. Ellen’s design for your group will reflect its particular needs and interests, and can be tailored to most budgets. Large panels and hangings are in her public portfolio, available upon request. Specific commission proposals are submitted after her initial consultation. Ellen can be available for valuable publicity opportunities such as press conferences, which can help to raise the organization’s profile and even enable the work to serve as a fund-raising device.

An important element of the community project is the collection and documentation of contributed memorabilia. A formal book can be commissioned as part of the project, archiving the group’s stories. We will provide a sample letter defining the appropriate contributions and timing, and specific recommendations regarding your collection of materials. We can lead you through the process of solicitation, gathering and annotating the donations, and conveying to us.

Commissioning such a work or series of works has proven to be a powerful bonding experience for many people and groups. Personal effects, filtered in this way, can help us to bridge life’s passages and create meaningful and lasting snapshots of important moments in time.

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