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Fecundity - a noun which describes creativity - a fruitful c ondition in nature as well as within her own being. Nature and the metaphor s surrounding Her have been the fertile source of her ideas and works. She listens and acknowledges Her tenuous existence.

Some ideas fro m the great writer Ed Krantzsuccinctly express Eleanor's art.

\n< div style="padding: 10px 30px\;">"The idea of transformation inherent in Sy mbolist art is altered in the work of Spiess-Ferris. While her figures\, of ten women\, are linked to an earthly world of roots\, trees\, leaves\, and birds\, they are also subconsciously distant. This detachment is a means fo r them to discover their revealed selves and to create an opening to that a uthentic unconscious portion that dwells unheard and unseen\, covered by wo men's historically apportioned roles and society's masks and conventions"\n

Excerpted from the artist's exhibition catalogue\, Sketches\, O rchards &\; Dark Ponds.

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