I’m Emily, artist and printmaker.
The work you see here is a curious exploration into the world of monochrome.
As a printmaker, observing the materials at my hardened fingertips has revealed a powerful and primitive fascination into the way of things. To me, life is about staying curious and taking the time to notice the little things. Like watching flames in an open fire, I observe. I observe the way that acid bites metal; the way that paper moves; the way that ink catches and stretches.
I work in monochrome because the image is stripped back to expose its ‘Elementals'; unveiling the honest truth of the plate, the history of marks, the tone and the balance. It reveals all that it is.
By digging deep I have uncovered hidden truths within these materials and discovered the utterly limitless nature of printmaking.
I love it.
I invite you to take a look at the artwork if you will, buy something if you like, and consider signing up for an etching course if you fancy having a go yourself.
In the meantime, take good care of each other my friends, remember to wash your hands and for god’s sake don’t touch your face.