Artist Statement

As an artist, Emily Blackmore explores why people do what they do, visually representing the complexities of the human condition in mixed media and sculpture. Her practice is characterized by mixed paint and drawing media and a celebration of diversity.

Her continuous line series attempts to highlight the paradox of our shared humanity and our unrepeatable singularity. We all have basic needs; however, the way we experience life, the choices we make, and our own individual personalities make us unique. The series began with abstract mixed media painting and progressed to include continuous line portraits, 3D relief paintings, and wire sculpture.

Emily’s most recent sculptures are abstract forms inspired by nature. She likes to combine non-traditional materials and often plays with the meaning of a piece by using humble and precious elements side-by-side.