Wall by Ellen Portch
The drawings that comprise Wall allude to trauma and institutionalisation. They do not form a straightforward narrative or make some simplistic statement. They have the urgency of improvisations, yet they are carefully organised and almost painfully detailed with naked walls and bodies inside sparse antiseptic spaces. The drawings are not the literal representation of an experience so much as a protective editorial process of expression. Together the drawings have the elusive logic of a nightmare. Their mystery is part of their terror.