She Was Making Art When Jay-Z Was Still in Diapers
By now, you’ve probably heard about the interaction between Jay-Z and an older woman on the subway who turned out to be artist Ellen Grossman. If you haven’t, here’s the really adorable video. She admits to not knowing who he is, despite his legion of fans following him onto the train. He admits that if she doesn’t know who he is, he must not be that famous, but he’ll get there someday.
What you might not know is that Ellen Grossman’s art is right up Mad Art Lab’s alley. Just take this blurb from her website:
These drawings and sculptures are a response to topographic maps, satellite photos, scanning electron microscope images, astronomy and the unfolding of intertwined relationships. They emphasize the sensuous aspects of water currents, land masses and the wind made visible.
Her pieces are pretty astounding. Check out a few:
You might be embarrassed to not know who Jay-Z is, Mrs. Grossman, but believe us — we’re embarrassed not to have known who you are.