Ele’s recent work has taken inspiration from the ocean, nature and the natural world. She seeks to make images that have a feeling of light and space, the landscape and the sea, without being a literal representation.
Living on the coast in Brighton has had a definite influence, with much of the new work conveying the openness and feel of space, depth and water. An imaginary floating world is created with hidden spaces, things half-shown and suggested. Like Rorschach inkblots, the viewer is invited to find and interpret their own symbols in the ambiguous visual field. Clouds, reflections, elements of landscape and the coast have all been observed.