Multimedia Artist

Emmy Wommack

Artist Statement

Like most of us, I grapple with internal contradictions, oscillating between moments of profound joy and gratitude, and mourning the injustices of the world. Painting has become my medium for navigating these complexities.  Like a dream that solves riddles during sleep, I am not always aware of what is being resolved when I paint, but I sense the resolution. Sharing my work, in part, stems from my introverted nature yearning for connection. These paintings serve as deeply personal and autobiographical records of events, encounters, and emotions that elude verbal expression. They become a way of communicating, albeit in faint utterance at times, with the world and the deepest parts of myself. During my process, anything within my reach transforms into a tool to apply and manipulate paint.The initial layers happen with minimal conscious thought.  As subsequent layers unfold, the narrative gradually reveals itself,  and I am faced with the pivotal decisions regarding what remains, what becomes obscured beneath additional paint, and what will be scraped, scratched, sanded, or otherwise coaxed away to reveal underlying vestiges.


When I am working, anything within reach becomes an implement to apply and manipulate paint.  The first layers are applied with as little conscious thought as possible.  In subsequent layers the story starts to reveal itself and I make the crucial decisions regarding what stays, what gets buried under more paint, and what will be scraped, scratched, sanded, or otherwise coaxed away to reveal previous layers.

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Interested in Emmy's work?

We have a few select pieces available at the gallery and can contact Emmy for others or commissions.