Ellen also uses gematria, or, Jewish numerology in her designs. In Hebrew each letter of the alphabet possesses numerical value: the first letter Aleph equals 1, Bet equals 2, etc…. Ellen uses Gematria to calculate the numerical equivalence of letters, words, or phrases written in her artwork. She also uses gematria to determine how many times she will write the text for a specific piece. This intertwining of words and Jewish numerology adds deep spirituality to each of these particular pictures. Creating a composition with gematria is a unique trait of Ellen’s art work and something she has yet to see from any other micrography artist.