A collection of ceramic and paper sculptures sitting alongside one another, linked together through a common storyline.
Through my work I explore the playful relationship between form and line. Classic ceramic busts and paper sculptures explore and connect to each other through textures, colours and shapes, woven together to create an immersive storyline. Colour plays an important role in this work as it leads you through the narrative thread. Textures, patterns and shapes taken from wallpapers and clothing evoke feelings of nostalgia, whilst old typography with bold colour, strong line and intuitive mark-making, tells snippets of a story.
“Straight lines go too quickly to appreciate the pleasures of the journey. They rush straight to their target and then die in the very moment of their triumph without having thought, loved, suffered or enjoyed themselves. Broken lines do not know what they want. With their caprices they cut time up, abuse routes, slash the joyous flowers and split the peaceful fruits with their corners. It is another story with curved lines. The song of the curved line is called happiness.”
― Rene Crevel
Emily Stubbs is a ceramic artist and co-founder of Pica Studios, an artist led studios in the heart of historic York.
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