The Future is Queer and It’s Magic
With this particular piece of work, I was reflecting on how this pandemic has changed the way that we think about community and how we can create connections with people. On the one hand, we are more isolated, but, on the other, we are opened to new opportunities. This can encourage us to think about our world and our future with more freedom than has previously been available. This GIF is based on a feeling of wanting to occupy space and be a part of things through connection.
Matilda Ellis Matilda Ellis is an illustrator and an artist who studied Illustration Animation at Kingston School of Art and graduated from the Royal Drawing School’s Drawing Year in 2018. Her practice combines media to tell stories that are evocative rather than linear. Using print, painting, drawing and animation, her work explores ancient narratives to create connections between the personal and the historical. Within her current work, Matilda focuses on the poetry of Sappho and the way that fragments of words, passed down and translated through time, can still have emotional resonance, particularly in the queer community.