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Ellen Berne Sandbeck

The Endangered, Can Art Save Them?

An International Art Exhibition

(November 7 through January 8, 2021)


Ellen Sandbeck is a papercut artist, environmentalist, organic landscaper, and Worm Farm Specialist at FPC Duluth, MN, She is the author/illustrator of: "Green Barbarians: Live Bravely on Your Home Planet" (Scribner, 2010); "Organic Housekeeping" (Scribner, 2006); "Eat More Dirt," Broadway/Doubleday 2003); "Slug Bread and Beheaded Thistles" (De la Terre Press, 1995, Broadway/Doubleday, 2000). She received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant in 2020, and a solo show of her work is currently on display in the offices of the Minnesota Attorney General.


I do multi-layered, multi-colored scissors-cut papercut pieces. I try to push myself beyond my capabilities with every new piece, so that when I first begin a new piece, I am always aware that the concept I am striving to illustrate, may not be possible for me to execute.
Most of my work deals with environmental and human rights. I always include detailed texts about the pieces in my shows, because my goals are not just artistic--I also strive to inform my audience and perhaps inspire them to take positive action.

Ellen Berne Sandbeck

Ellen Berne Sandbeck

United States of America

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