Studio work

My goals for the studio this weekend were to add details to current work and create a new piece. Despite the heat I made progress. I still haven’t worked out the details on how to describe this relief work (I know, I will sort that outing time). Here is a preview of what I’m working on.

work in progress 36 x 54

Today I will focus on building the framing or the parts that will create the relief/the sculptural aspects of this piece. I also need to read…and write. Right now I am still drinking coffee.

Thank you so much for following my art practice.

MyBest,

Emily Warren
emilywarrenarts.com
@emmywarrenstudio

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.

One thought on “Studio work

  1. Hi emily
    just stumbled upon your site after reading the vermeer article from Nov18, i followed it here and i have clicked to follow you as what you are doing looks interesting. I am relatively new to blogging although i did have a blog last year for a few months about gardening..

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