Why did you pick this piece?
I chose this artwork because it’s related to a lot of issues we are currently facing all around the world. It also incorporates the different media types and subject matters that I usually focus on in my artwork. This piece includes acrylic paint, screenprint, plexiglass monoprint with oil based ink, and woodblock monoprint with India ink, on hand stretched canvas.
Where did the idea for this art come from?
The inspiration for this work came from the ideas surrounding my thesis work while finishing my BFA in college last year. I was focusing on bringing consciousness to modern human tendencies, both peaceful and wrathful, and their relationship to the physical and metaphysical. This surreal imagery, which draws inspiration from influences of contemporary society as well as different cultures mythological, religious and spiritual narratives, focuses on how violence perpetrates violence and creates a cycle that only causes devastation. Violence is never a solution.
What does this art mean to you?
This work means a lot to me. Not only is it one of my largest works at 4ft x 5ft, but it was part of the largest project I have ever worked on. My thesis work took over a year from start to finish, and ended with my first solo gallery show. The subject matter took countless hours in research, and I feel as if through in those works I was projecting things that I personally care about in ways other works of mine have not been able to. Art is a form of expression, and when you’re expressing your soul for the world to see and feel it is done in a successful way, there is no better feeling of accomplishment.
What can you tell us about yourself?
I am very free spirited, open minded, and always interested in learning something new. I am an endless explorer, and find my happiest times are spent experiencing things I have not before. I am a Metro Detroit native who left Michigan after college to live in Philadelphia in Fall 2015. I currently spend most of my time working on artwork or jewelry adornments, which all of is showcases and sold in Philly or online. Any chance I get I travel and go see live music. I also practice yoga, hula hooping and love to dance it out.
What more can you tell us about your art?
I’m constantly evolving, and inspiration is always coming to me through whatever I am experiencing at the time. Over the past few years my artwork usually incorporates galaxies, water, plants, animals and/or figures. The physical and metaphysical and the relationship between the two is also something that usually comes through in my work. All of my artwork can be seen through my website emilytrogers.com, and my jewelry and prints are sold through my etsy shop etsy.com/shop/honeyandwhisky. my Instagram is always updated with my travels, what I am currently working on, and any showcases coming up. If you’re interested in purchasing any of my work or have any questions please feel free to contact me through email@example.com
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