Emma Day

Statement

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.

Achievements & Experience

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
BA(Hons) Fine Art, UWE Bristol, 2020

Featured Projects:

Cindy

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

Cynthia

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

Celeste

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

Voog

Digital image

CAKE, BITCH!

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

Video still from 'CAKE, BITCH!'