Alice Through The Looking Glass
Ella Fradgley creates work through a repetitive mark making process formed of a coping mechanism she has had since she was a child. Drawing for Fradgley functions as a stalling, a processing, as well as a recording of herself and her internal state. Have you ever returned to a place where you used to live and felt as though you might bump into previous versions of yourself; selves and times that you’ve moved past so that you no longer have ownership of them anymore, they exist within their own times, within their own parameters? That is what Ella Fradgley’s pieces are, past selves captured in marks.