Street art lover, photographer, curator, and digital art creator…That’s me, Elle.
Although there is at least a hint of creativity in everything I do on a daily basis, I have always viewed myself as an art lover versus an artist.
In 2018, I co-founded Ellemnop.Art, an artistic community whose mission is to foster the kindred spirit amongst art lovers and artists.
The meaningful relationships that I have built with emerging and distinguished artists inspired me to recognize that I am both an art lover and an artist. These connections have reawakened my creative drive; encouraging me to embrace my creativity and share my artwork with the world.
My work embodies a feeling of freedom and fortitude, which is directly connected to my life experiences.
The notion is that someone is always watching, with unknow intentions. The story of James Baldwin is what inspired me to create this series. James Baldwin’s positive impact on the Black community showcased a power that caught the attention of national authorities. By definition, he was harmless, but tracked diligently; with his every move documented. This is a testament of how power, pride, and confidence can be met with unwarranted opposition.