White Egret with yellow irises 14 x 20
Ellen McCord is a paper pulp artist, has a B.A. in Art from Nicholls State University, served as a past director of the South Louisiana Center for the Arts in Houma, has taught art privately in Lafourche and Terrebonne for more than five years, and has been involved in numerous public art projects and grants.
The paper pulp paintings are created in a process in which cotton linters and other recycled papers are over beaten and dyed so that the pulp is painted on a base sheet of paper using squeeze bottles. The water is then vacuumed out of the paper and set to dry. Torn paper, string and other natural materials are used to add texture.