While working on her book, 'From Pig Farmers and Showgirls, Elizabeth uncovered dark and sometimes disturbing family secrets; stories which moved her to look deeper through dusty photo albums and forgotten family ephemera to try to understand her own heritage.
Through oil paintings and drawings on antique papers and objects appear sensitive portrayals of Elizabeth's father; first as a cheeky young lad and later as an older man. Another, more ephemeral figure drifts through the work; her great-grandfather Cyril who was killed by a German U-boat long before she was born. Few photographs survive of Cyril, and little information beyond what Elizabeth records in her book. In one drawing his image appears, ghostlike, on the cover of an antique book, its foxed pages glued shut and sealed inside a vitrine-like box-frame, hinting the notion that when a person dies it is like a book filled with information and experience gathered over a lifetime - or rather a library full of such books - is irrevocably lost.