How much do you share? On social media or in person.  I tend to share my art using social media.  My thoughts behind this: I make the art, I should share it. I share my love for my friends and family in person AND on social media.  I share about movies and books I like.  I share pictures from vacation on social media.

Does anyone care?  I get joy when I share my art and my friends and family like it or give me a ❤️.  I my excitement peaks when someone I don’t know gives me a like because they happened upon my art because of a hashtag.  ‘Yippee!’ some random stranger ❤️’s my painting!,’ I think. Or a youtube influencer gives me a ❤️.  Oh, that’s the jackpot.  My dad comments on every FB post.  I know he has hundreds of friends.  I wonder, does he do this to all of their posts?

Then there is the opposite spectrum.  Acquaintances watch my stories (yeah, instagram tells you who watched your story) but they never give me a like.  What is that about?  Why are you following me if you don’t like me?  Am I overthinking this?

I would love it if you could SHARE your thoughts.

My best,
Emily Warren


Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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