Ellie Taylor

BA (Hons) Fine Art | Class of 2020

It is my aim as an artists and environmental activist to explore innovative/creative ways to get my concerns about climate change and pollution across. The relationships and connection between art and activism include building an audience and engaging their emotions and to convey a message of concern about rising pollution levels and the negative impact climate change is having on our planet. Through my art I aim to push the current conversation about climate change and to express the urgent need to act now.

My practice is how the whole population is destroying the world, not just one individual. To develop the scale, ambition and outreach of my practice I involve increasing numbers of people to contribute to the creation of the work.

I use a wide variety of materials that we are distributing in a harmful way towards the environment and I employ strong metaphors such as death masks to symbolize decay and extinction.