Ellen-Mae Parker, BA Illustration, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University.
Ellen writes "Just before the lockdown was announced I moved back home with my parents because I was afraid I would be trapped in university halls alone. I had to suddenly face that I would never return to uni, experience my degree show or graduate as I had imagined since the beginning of my Illustration degree. I was overwhelmed by the bigger picture of the world, so I turned to reportage work and focussed on my day-to-day, documenting small moments. I intentionally used a bright colour palette to share something positive on social media, hoping it may lift spirits. It was important for me to seek comfort in making this work whilst I was processing so much change. These drawings were originally part of a sequential comic, but here I have montaged a handful together into one composition."