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Ellen Rutt | The Ingredients

Ellen Rutt is a multidisciplinary artist and designer whose identity is deeply steeped in the spirit of Detroit. She creates paintings, murals, and even paints her motifs on the clothing in her wardrobe. Her current body of work is a call for inclusivity and a celebration of diversity through a collection of painterly collages that depict a wide range of Detroiters interacting with layered shapes. “I’m interested in playfulness as a vehicle for authenticity and using humor to help soften communication around cultural and political belief systems."

Hand-numbered edition of 250
Embossed with the Heliotrope Foundation logo

All proceeds from the Heliotrope Prints series benefit the Heliotrope Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by artist Caledonia Curry (Swoon) to advance the values & vision of her community-based projects. The Heliotrope Foundation supports three core projects: Braddock Tiles in Braddock, Pennsylvania; Konbit Shelter in Cormiers, Haiti, and The Music Box Village in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Find more about The Heliotrope Foundation at

Artist: Ellen Rutt
Year: 2019
Medium: Archival Pigment Print on Canson Mi-Teintes Fine Art Paper
13.0" x 19.0"