Emily’s installations and performances use humor and everyday themes and objects such as lampshades, refrigerators and napping to cut to the core of what it is to fully experience life and see meaning and excitement in everything around us. Her work relates to people and our needs and desires. There is something very fulfilling and caring in the way that she approaches her subject matter. While emotionally powerful her work is thoughtful and intelligent, acknowledging that the world around us is not perfect, human relationships are not perfect but with care and thought we can look at things differently and change not only our perceptions but reality in the process.
Emily describes her piece at Russ Pitman Park, To Whom it May Concern, as a salutation most likely to someone I don't know, nor will this someone know whom it is from or whom placed it there on the ground. The approximately 4'x27' typewriter font phase is created with mulch on the ground and surrounded by tall grass. The grass’ new growth will engulf the phrase more each week slowly leading the salutation to become less and less apparent. This could be compared to a chance meeting, a fading encounter, or a mark left behind on the earth or other people.
Emily is currently the Curatorial Director of The Kenmore, a small, cold exhibition object measuring 36 x 24 x 24, which is located at BOX13 ARTSPACE in Houston. She is creating an art car for the May 2012 Art Car Parade in Houston and will be an artist in residency at Darke Gallery in the summer of 2012.