Rosie Emerson is a printmaker on the up!
Read on for a dreamy Q&A with the artist praised by the fashion
and art world alike for her otherwordly portraits.
Who are you and what do you do?
I am Rosie Emerson, I am an artist, I mostly represent the female form by combining photography with collage and painting. I use screen-print and most recently an analogue photography technique called Cyanotype Photography.
When I experience a piece of art which touches me, it can touch what feels like my very bones, words fail, that makes the world a rich and wonderful place for me. Selfishly I love the thrill of making art, it is both testing and rewarding, and ultimately a fulfilling way to spend my days, it is also the language I feel my most eloquent in expressing myself through.
What is an interesting fact about you?
I have a Guinness World Record? Last summer I created the worlds Largest Cyanotype Photograph, measuring 46.8 Sq Meters. It was exposed and developed before a live audience at Hackney WickED Arts Festival, who also sponsored the piece. It was made on fabric using the sun as a giant enlarger. I used 3 friends to model and lie down on the surface alongside objects including netting, hula-hoops, colliders and a chandelier, these created negative shapes to create the artwork.