Rosie Emerson is a multidisciplinary printmaker working almost exclusively on representing the female form, elevating her subjects to a goddess-like status. Inspired by her love of theatre, performance, shrines and rituals, she uses dramatic lighting, hand-made costumes, set and prop making, alongside printmaking and painting to create works which play between the familiar and the otherworldly.
Rosie is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking. Often incorporating natural materials such as seeds, sawdust, charcoal and salt into her process, or painting directly onto an etching plate, she is always experimenting and pushing print in her own unique direction.
“It is definitely more of an idea that I am portraying, rather than a portrait, and of course it’s self-reflective. It’s to do with fantasy and creating other worlds.”