Ella Watson (b. 1983) was raised in Virginia and spent her formative years in Blacksburg, VA, home of Virginia Tech. Inspired by artists such as David Wojnarowicz, Felix Gonzalez Torres, and Frida Khalo, Ella’s work is often humorous, yet cathartic, trying to make light of bad situations. Her current work attempts to use the geological formations of Montana as metaphors for the ebbs and flows of life, with erosion and catastrophe as impetuses for a rich landscape and personality. She is the author of Liverwurst: Work Made at the onset of end-stage liver failure until live-donor organ transplantation (December 2007-June 2009). She is currently enjoying navigating the budding art scene of the American Northwest and watching more movies about serial killers than is probably healthy.