Check Out Some Awesome Art From The Woman Who Met Jay-Z On The Train

Ellen Grossman Art
Here’s Grossman with one of her many metallic gel drawings.

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Everyone wants to know more about Ellen Grossman, the woman Jay-Z spoke with during his subway adventure in October.In the video that’s going viral, Grossman asked Jay-Z what he did for a living, but he never asked her occupation in return.

Well, it turns out Grossman’s an artist and sculptor. 

We tracked down her art portfolio online and found Grossman discussing her work in depth on YouTube. She works primarily with aluminium screening and metallic gel on paper to create her drawings and sculptures. 

We’re in awe by the complexity of her work.

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