Research

I am currently reading the Subject of Semiotics by Kaja Silverman. For my studio work, I am trying to pick apart my boundaries. I want to shine a light on the darkest parts of my personality. It’s not hard. My cognitive process can go to a dark place easily. Silverman writes about the problems between what we are thinking and how we express that in language. Through visual language, I share the emotion involved in picking apart these dark shadows in my studio process. 

Full circle, I am making a short as my studio project this semester. I never, ever thought I would return to filmmaking after leaving New York. But here I sit piecing together a storyboard in Final Cut Pro. I’ve spent hours splicing and dicing audio tracks, and I LOVE every minute of it.

I am looking forward to sharing something besides still life this winter.

Thank you so much for following my art journey.

my best,

Emmy

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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