hand painted cotton, embroidery
12 x 8 in.
hand painted and printed cotton, embroidery
16 x 16 in.
I am a maker, a storyteller, a dreamer. I can’t help but want to draw a memory, a conversation, a scene; it is a need like breath. I lose myself in tactile piles and let the material lead me to an answer. I am a maker, I use what have, I use what moves me. Most often my work starts as a drawing, as a series of drawings, as piles of drawings, or as rolls of drawings. Small ink drawings of myself in a raw quirky form. I draw pictures of myself crying, sleeping, dancing, driving, peeing, and singing, because that is the human in us all.
© Emily Keown