Ellie Wall

Ellie Wall


My work explores the concept of the abyss in relation to the unconscious mind. The conscious mind is often a place of chaos and awareness, a constant stream of turbulent thinking. While the unconscious mind is like an unknowing reservoir of feelings and thoughts that, similar to the abyss, absorbs matter. The abyss and the unconscious mind both convey the overwhelming fear of the unknown in my practice. Resin is a key material in my work as it allows me to recreate the thick dark qualities of the abyss while also holding a reflective feature allowing the viewer to be implemented in the work. My sculptures and paintings aim to simulate staring into the abyss and the abyss in return staring back, possibly having consequences on the viewers’ concept of self.


Course: fine art

Year: 2022

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