On her work:
My work is a contemporary statement worn by the elements. I am interested in texture with hidden images, movement and age. I love discarded old things, deserted places and damp basements…stones and cracked walls overgrown with nature…mysterious places where wild animals live.

My mother sewed most of my clothes as a child, so I have an affinity for patterns, cloth, thread and yarn.  I feel deeply for animals of all kinds. All these things find their way into my work. 

I start out with a vague plan of what materials or media I want to use and then I let them arrange themselves. My work is many times layered and often changes radically from the beginning to the end piece. I just keep working on something until it tells me it’s finished.

Ellen Lane