288 Norfolk St Ste 4
Cambridge, MA 02139
Ely’s first explorations into the intersection of art and science began as a child when she wandered through woods and swamps near her house making plaster casts of animal tracks. She was fascinated by the impressions left in the mud, fascinated that she could learn about an animal by observing remnants left behind. While in school at Massachusetts College of Art and Design her work translated her childhood fascination with the ephemeral into permanent often ghostly media of glass and metals. After graduating with distinction in 2007 she continued her practice actively showing in galleries, museums, and auctions across the United States. Always fascinated by time, the focus of her work has shifted from archiving the ephemeral to creating work that is ephemeral itself, where time is the medium she most commonly works with.