Ellie works in a variety of media including photography, film and installation.
Ellie is fascinated by her environment and what she observes as offering contrasting elements within the urban architecture around her, particularly that made between the late 1950s and the early 1970s. She sees this period as essentially masculine in nature, brutalist by design and material and the then promise of the ‘new’ becoming now the ephemeral. Conversely Ellie can appreciate these now unloved, derelict, abandoned and unseen buildings.
The work refers to what she perceives to be certain theatricality of these lost spaces and by responding to them Ellie constructs narratives where one’s imagination is invited to adopt multiple roles, personas and timescales.