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Untitled (Nest)

by Ellie Coates


Artist: Ellie Coates

Title: Untitled (Nest)

Date: 2011

Dimensions: 55 cm x 55 cm

Medium: Giclée Print with Ultrachrome Pigment Inks on Somerset Velvet Natural White 330gsm

Edition Size: 50


This limited edition giclee print on museum grade archival paper is a reproduction of a pencil on gessoed paper drawing by Ellie Coates.


The piece is from a series of works based upon the Medusa myth that Ellie produced for Antlers Anatomy show in July 2011. Through the well-known Greek Myth of Medusa the Gorgon Queen Ellie explores and adapts both the anatomy of this formidable character and that of the story surrounding her.

The work deals with entrapment, the female role in storytelling and the close relationship between the beast and the human. Whilst Ellie’s work addresses themes of entrapment it in turn provides the tools for escapism.

Through the work of Ellie Coates the viewer is invited into the timeless world of story telling. Combining inspiration drawn from myths, folklore and Renaissance painting she creates the props with which to encourage the imagination of the viewer to weave the narrative.

Ellie graduated with a First Class degree in Drawing and Applied Arts at the University of the West of England.

Original works by Ellie are available, to find out more please contact Jack on: or 0778 050 3180

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