Kelli Ellis

Above from left to right: from the Sign Language series, I, II, III, VI, VII, X, all print on canvas, 40 x 53″ each

Kelli Ellis has been drawing her whole life. As a featured artist at LeftBank art, Kelli Ellis is able to continue her pursuit of art and design at a professional level. At The Current Iowa, we have 6 pieces from her Sign Language collection – I, II, III, VI, VII, & X. This series was inspired in part by the artists grandfather; he was a decorated FBI agent, and often regaled Ellis with tales of early forensics and the development of finger printing techniques. Over time, Ellis expanded upon these memories to create a series filled with designs reminiscent of the swirls and individuality of fingerprints. 

Ellis has the entire series, as well as her other works, on her website!

Fun Fact: Francisca Rojas is thought to be the first guilty conviction based on fingerprint evidence. He was charged with murder in Argentina in 1892.