‘Sacred Rite’ by Emma Black
Artist: Emma Black
Title: ‘Sacred Rite’
Medium: Graphite on Bristol Board
Dimensions: 10″ x 8″
Year of Creation: 2019
About the Artwork:
“My current work investigates whether death is the necessary fate of every living creature or simply a regular, but perhaps avoidable, contingency within life itself. Caught between life and death, figures instead discover a way to transform into new beings. Their anatomy changes and nature embraces them, they claim new adornments and identities seeking to not be afraid of their differences, owning and embracing both their strength and fragility.” – Emma Black
About the Artist:
Emma Black is a UK based artist. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Westminster with a First Class honours degree in Illustration, and in 2016 from the Cambridge School of Art with a MA in Fine Art.
The unknown, whether an aspect of the physical world or a limitation of the human mind, is the main starting point for her work. Using mainly traditional media and autobiographical themes, her practice explores notions of The Uncanny, human subconscious and our relationship to death and the natural world.