Emily Carriere

festival of smalls 2019

artwork

under $250

Emily Carriere resides in Toronto where she works as an artist. She creates intricate cut out vinyl and acrylic artworks. She works intuitively, letting the process take over, which allows the work to reveal itself through the natural progression of experimentation. The results are abstract images which can be interpreted an endless variety of ways depending on the viewers experiences, memories, and histories.

Emily's work explores the notion that the final element completing a work of art is the viewer. The artworks feature beautifully intricately cut and layered forms, refraining from any direct reference and yet feeling ingrained with familiarity and meaning.The juxtaposition of organic and symmetrical forms manipulated through technology, her own hand and the use of both traditional and commercial materials creates ambiguous, enticing & eerie forms reminiscent of Rorschach blots. Ultimately the viewers interpretation imbues the work of art with emotion and meaning.