Ellen Greene is a very talented American artist from Chicago. Her recent work has focused on vintage women’s gloves painted with reworked traditional western tattoo motifs and the visual tension between these two symbols. She said: “The gloves are symbols of a historical set of “ladylike” behavior that included modesty, purity and submissive attitudes.The tattoos in contrast speak a language of masculine behaviors.Traditional western tattoo narrative developed through sailor, and later, ...

Ellen Greene is a very talented American artist from Chicago. Her recent work has focused on vintage women’s gloves painted with reworked traditional western tattoo motifs and the visual tension between these two symbols. She said: “The gloves are symbols of a historical set of “ladylike” behavior that included modesty, purity and submissive attitudes.The tattoos in contrast speak a language of masculine behaviors.Traditional western tattoo narrative developed through sailor, and later, ...

Ellen Greene

Ellen Greene

Pushing Daisies starred two amazing grand dames, Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene, as Aunts Lily and Vivian Charles, the former synchronized swimming duo known as the Darling Mermaid Darlings

Pushing Daisies starred two amazing grand dames, Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene, as Aunts Lily and Vivian Charles, the former synchronized swimming duo known as the Darling Mermaid Darlings

Chicago artist Ellen Greene makes leather gloves with ‘tattoos’ on them, that is she paints old-school sailor tattoos onto them. They’re pretty cool.

Chicago artist Ellen Greene makes leather gloves with ‘tattoos’ on them, that is she paints old-school sailor tattoos onto them. They’re pretty cool.

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