Bone Dust, Daisies
The British artist Emma Witter utilises intricate bone structures to create fragile, flower-patterned forms. To her, this organic material conveys beauty and spirituality rather than mortality. These opposing facets inspire Witter to bring to the surface the relics of domestic animals. She acts as a bone collector who salvages her medium from restaurants, butchers and her own cooking waste along with combing the river Thames.
Interested in the history of this hard, whitish skeletal tissue and its past use, Witter states: 'the material reveals much more and dictates the works'. She does not sketch her ideas onto paper, she works with her hands, engaging in small three-dimensional experiments, testing how the individual segments assemble and embrace each other. Her method is visceral, envisaging her finished effigies.
From 2018 - 2019, she was 'Artist in Residence' at Sarabande, the Lee Alexander McQueen Foundation. She was selected twice for the ING Discerning Eye show at The Mall Galleries 2017, and The London Group Open at The Cello Factory, in 2017 and 2015. Recently, Witter's work has been highlighted by the Worth Global Style Network talent section as 'One to Watch'. She has been featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, 'Show Studio', The Financial Times 'How To Spend It' and many more.
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