I typically hate reading interviews. 80% of them begin with inane questions like “What got you started being creative? Why did you decide to pick up [painting slash drumming slash spinning records, etc.]?”
But then some interviewer comes along and—as the exception that proves the rule—does something a little different. In her talk with artist Sarah Emerson, Mammalikey of Pecanne Log opened with her thoughts on pregnancy, morning sickness, and the embarrassment of “cankles.” Read more Pecanne Logging here.
Sarah Emerson isn’t afraid of large white spaces. Both her smaller paintings and large-scale murals tend toward a “paint by numbers” aesthetic with bold, playful color, allusions to cartoons like Disney’s Bambi, and stylized waves à la Hokusai.