Abigail Elverd is a London-based artist who works across different disciplines using various materials and processes.
Working from her studio shed on her allotment, she takes inspiration from the fragility of life and beauty in all its forms through to survival. She’s interested in the archaeological imprints on the landscape, drawing on past lives taken from visits to Plymouth while researching her family history.
This has had more of an impact since the pandemic and seeing how we are at the mercy of something greater than us, prevailing issues on our mental health, death and the climate crises. In allowing her work to be an organic process in its unpredictability, this interesting body of work captures this in an installation titled Survivor – a painting that hung for more than two years on the outside of her shed and then collapsed in a pile.