Elvira Clayton

I am a visual storyteller whose creative practice is focused on chronicling the lives of everyday people.

Through photography, oral histories and archival research, I collect stories, and then transform these materials into multi-layered art pieces.

My practice is the exploration of memory, and space; illuminating how these concepts are shaped by social and political history.

West African iconography consistently threads through my work, lending evidence to the magic of genetic memory.

My multi-layered compositions are simultaneously art piece, storybook and sacred altar.