Merel Ellen

I explore the ways we are shaped by our past experiences and current emotional default modes.
Starting point is often the mirror; where I find myself in my own personal emotional development. Coming from a background in neuropsychology I like to combine different viewpoints, from scientific to more esoteric. I am currently exploring how we flow from one state of consciousness into another and to what extend we can influence this and how we can do that.

I make drawings, paintings and use my own and found photographs.

I take inspiration from travelling, nature, big cities, rituals, photography, literature and spiritual theories and beliefs of different cultures.