Traces, explores the beauty of things left behind.
In this series of new works Ellie traverses the fields of painting, drawing, ceramics and assemblage, seeking a poetic relationship between combinations of elements and materials. It is a journey in which she explores the idea of a trace being a surviving mark, a memory or evidence of the existence or passing of something.
As a painter, her mark making leads the viewer, via the suggestion of a footprint or the dashed line of an intermittent path, into a rich litter of colourful leaves and fallen flowers.
As a sculptor she wanders the lost and found, picking over discarded junk materials and assembling them with her freshly handcrafted ceramics. In Traces, antique silver and brass dining ware has been curiously remodeled to take on a new botanical form.