Emily came into the shop a few months ago and showed us a few of her gorgeous pieces and asked us to consider her for the shop. Right away we loved what she was doing. But, we had a requirement: the work must speak to cycling as transportation in some way.
It’s hard to get Emily to talk about herself. “I hate that part”. In hanging her lovely work I learned that Emily, in addition to her art, works with her hands doing some remodeling and carpentry work. I learned that she rode-tripped on her bike through 5 states and over 2,000 miles. She has a “great respect for biking and the beauty and simplicity it brings”.
Emily moved from South Dakota to the Pacific Northwest 6 years ago living in Bend OR, Portland OR, Bellingham, and finally Seattle where she’s been for the last 4 months.
About the work. Emily told us that she started developing her technique almost 3 years ago: “The canvas built of wood, using plaster/fresco base, color oil pastels, acrylic, oil, milk and clay paints. The lines are etched, and finished with layers of wax.”
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