Hand painted watercolour and bronze powder photopolymer etching.
38 x 58cm (paper size)
Edition of 10 + 2 AP's
Pre-orders will be ready to dispatch on 20th of June.
"The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled."
- John Berger
Emerson’s latest etchings begin life as boxes, constructed into Maquette theatre sets made in her studio using her collected ephemera including sweetcorn husks beads, shells, buttons, natural materials, alongside chess pieces, curtain rings, ornate furniture handles, all repurposed and crafted together. These sets are photographed in the artist’s studio then digitally combined with circus performers who were also photographed by the artist in the studio.
The photopolymer etching process unifies the image leaving the boundaries blurred between the real and the fabricated, the characters transposed into their new audience-ready arenas.
The artist produces her prints in small editions, the etching plate which has been cut bespoke to echo the shape of the maquette is 'inked up' individually before going through the press, once printed and left to dry each edition has been hand painted with watercolour and bronze powder making each one subtly unique.