Ella Sams is a map maker, illustrator, multimedia creator, and whitewater canoeist raised in Athens, GA, currently living and working from the rural river town of Long Creek, SC.
Her work, both commissioned and exhibited, extends to over 8 states and 3 countries.
In her recent work, Ella uses locally-sourced river water and red clay to explore a visual parallel between her work commute past logging sites and the isolation that many children are experiencing due to social media culture and the permanent social effects of the pandemic.
She seeks to use art-making to grow community resilience.
Click here to see her work.