Emma Day

As an artist working primarily in sculpture, I have a keen interest in the grotesque, human form.

By reconstructing media-generated images and collective corporeal desires, I project dystopian visualisations of self-indulgence, excessive consumption and vanity through a pink, glittery lens. Underpinned by a tension between attraction and repulsion, my work directly reflects my inner conflict when confronting contradictions and dilemmas surrounding the beauty craze. Notions of authenticity and emulation, empowerment and oppression, desire and excess are all at odds.


Expanding foam, newspaper, plaster, microcrystalline wax, fake eyelashes 28 x 26 x 33 cm


Expanding foam, microcrystalline wax, fake nails 15 x 15 x 17 cm


Expanding foam, microcrystalline wax, glitter, capsules, zip lock bag 21 x 21 x 18 cm


Digital image


Experimental video piece exploring the effects of the internet on modern day beauty craze

Video still from 'CAKE, BITCH!'