From the artist:
Chosen by 'Outside In' as a Wednesday wonder in September 2018. Named Ellen in regards to a lady I met whilst studying in the South-East just outside London. When I first met Ellen in 2018 I noticed she was an incredibly calm, patient and practical person. When we spoke and she told me all the frightful hardship she had experienced all I could do was listen. I found out that in her life she had experienced losing 4 people close to her all within 1 whole month. I really could not believe what I was hearing tbh. But most importantly Ellen went onto tell me she found it extremely hard to deal with and so she reached out for help to cope. After a long while she recovered from her unwellness and she devised an action plan to make her dreams happen. I was so so proud of this lady as her sheer ability to bounce back and take her life into her own hands in order to make it what she wanted it to be was astounding. I told Ellen she was strong and whilst she was powered down she also was a lamplight to any and every person as she powered up and in turn showed she was indeed very powerful. After meeting Ellen on the train home I couldn't stop thinking about how there were people who have struggled with life like myself , but they have never given up and indeed broke through the mould. I did this picture because I don't ever want to forget Ellen for her tenacity, strength and her ability to say 👁️ got this!!!!!!