Posted by: emily
on May 12, 2011
I have a certain style, a signature, a personal visual DNA. It is hard to explain. You have to see it! I have a way of looking at the world, an authentic voice, a way that I am "wired", a flavor of my work.
People recognize my work by now. I have "branded" myself. I fall into the "contemporary" art category. I use innovative approaches to an old art form... basketry. I incorporate mundane, everyday, ordinary materials and transform them with sublime , extensive, overdone excess. I often include salvaged materials, overlooked or discarded found elements. I engineer structures, assemblages, vessels, with color and texture. I am known for my use of cable ties. And, certainly, I create many pieces without any cable ties.
I seem to be unique. No one else is really doing what I do, choreographing materials as I do, using common, recognizable elements to create something whimsical or beautiful or edgy. I thrive on this personal style. I even have "UNIQUEM" on my car's license plate!