Emily Ebbs’ process based practice evokes the emotional residue of childhood trauma. She focuses on the idea of the stain. They show signs of something marked or discoloured that is difficult to remove where she finds it is closely linked to the idea of trauma. It is the staining of canvas or drop sheet, the tearing up of unfinished or unwanted works, collaging of fabrics and mark making that are impulsive and improvised that make up her process. Her work is a way of reflecting on her past experiences in a safe place and where art making can aid in recovering from trauma.