Contemporary Mixed Media Drawing
Tell the Truth. Seduce the Material. Trust your Hands.
Contact: Emilee Lord at (505) 699-6054
Emilee lives and works in Santa Fe, NM. She received her BA from Bennington College in dance and sculpture - 2004 and her MFA in Fiber from Cranbrok Academy of Art - 2007. Her experience runs the gamut from performance, installation and mixed media paintings and drawings, to prints on silk and hand woven designs. She continues to explore the places in between movement, image, language, material, object and abstraction.
Multiples: The repetition creates a flock. Aesthetically I prefer things that are broken, smudged, burned, torn, empty, forgotten, mislaid, or sorry. These objects carry their own weight, but like a thread into a tapestry or a word into a novel when repeated they gain greater meaning and greater experience. The singular sorry thing is given power by virtue of it being among a multitude, and yet flirts with a sense of absurdity and further misplacement.
Form: Abstracted landscape and the architecture of ruins combined with reference to gesture, momentum, timing and sound quality create a surface caught in silence - perhaps of both beauty and pain.
Language: I spend a lot of time reading. I read for the words, their rhythm and the way they work together. In the dictionary with words and the web created by their definitions, their synonyms, etc. I find help when talking about my work. Also, perhaps more so, it is the place the work comes from. The work is referential but non representational and words, their meanings, the way we use them and what they contain become the objects whose portrait I'm drawing.
The repetition creates a flock.