Ellen Von Wiegand is an artist who developed an interest in printmaking while studying the linocuts of Picasso and Der Blaue Reiter while she was completing her Master’s degree in Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education in 2011. Von Weigand is largely self-taught in the craft. In her graceful pieces, the artist is using herself as her own model. “I originally began using myself as a model because it gave me a lot of control over my compositions, and I didn’t have the ability to pay someone else. However, using my body has caused my work to develop into something highly personal. When we are nude, we are at our most vulnerable, and I have come to see my work as a way to reconcile with the shy, insecure, and fearful pieces of myself”, she explains. Though, the artist doesn’t see her prints as self-portraits, but more like physical representations of emotional states of being. “Male or female, my hope is that you see a piece of yourself reflected back to you in each image”, she adds.