Emily Maisey

Pattern is the backbone of my practice and the means by which I investigate the boundaries of the materials onto which I print. Strong personal narratives inform these patterns, which are created through complex layering of techniques including collage, photography, drawing and painting. These patterns are resolved works within themselves; I then stretch them into their simplest forms and connect them more directly with surfaces.

The focus of the work then shifts from the intricacies of the pattern, to the stronger, less resolute aesthetic of sculpture. These two practices run in parallel, occasionally conflicting and colliding, but eventually resolving into a coherent aesthetic.

The combination of sculpture and pattern also heightens the importance of surface within my work. The surfaces I print onto vary, forming connections between material and pattern through the natural textures of the media, this is particularly evident when printing onto wood, a material frequently used in my practice.




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