Ellis Mhairi Cameron graduated in June 2014 from The Glasgow School of Art, Silversmithing & Jewellery (BA Hons, First Class.)
Over summer 2014 she undertook two artist residencies; one in Laugarvatn, Iceland, and another at The Scottish Sculpture Studios, Lumsden, Scotland. She has now taken up a year-long residency at The Glasgow School of Art.
Her work is concerned with the natural landscape’s ability to trigger memory and emotion. She considers connotations of home, shelter and dwelling, using water as a visual metaphor for transience. Water holds a sense of duality; it dies and is constantly reborn. It is a mediator between being and gone; encompassing many states of presence.
She is interested in creating work in response to her own recollections. The symbolic structures she produce aim to give her memories physical tangibility; transforming them from fleeting entities to something far more visually concrete.
She work in silver, for its suggestions of preciousness, healing and worth. Through focusing on the importance of the trace of the maker, the individual ‘drawn’ marks demonstrate her interest in the relationship between momentary and the constant. Through investigating what was, she seeks to develop an understanding of what then remains.
Imagine Gallery, Suffolk.
Bircham Gallery, Norfolk.
@Work Gallery, London.
Oresome Gallery, Hull.
West Yorkshire Print Workshop, Yorkshire.
Makers Gallery, Alloa.
Peter Potter Gallery, Haddington.
Tighnabruaich Gallery, Tighnabruaich.
Made From Scotland, Online.