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Emily McPhie - Branch, Axe, Paper, Scissors -  LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINT Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Branch, Axe, Paper, Scissors
by Emily McPhie

$250.00

LIMITED EDITION GICLEE PRINT
Limited Edition of: 75
Image Size: 27"w x 10"h.
Published: October 2009







"These are mixed media," says artist McPhie. "I gessoed watercolor paper, drew with Conte and colored pencil, a little oil paint, crackled and glazed. The idea is about taking things apart and putting them together."

There's a relationshp between a branch and an axe but in this pair there is a deliberate intensity about the branch and the axe is a bit taken aback. With paper and scissors, paper seems to be gracefully offering and scissors is taking a second look, perhaps reconsidering the mission. The feminine, marionette-like poses of these figures belie the gravity of decisions hanging in the balance. Like much of Emily McPhie's work, this series will keep speaking long after the viewer has turned away.




Emily McPhie
Emily Christensen McPhie was born in Utah in 1978 into the highly-artistic Christensen family. As a child, she toured the museums of the United States and Europe with her family. At each museum, Emily and her brothers and sisters were told they could choose a postcard as a souvenir, and young Emily's postcard collection quickly filled with early American portraits and Degas' studies of young dancers. The influence of these museum trips is apparent in Emily's portfolio of paintings. Growing up, the pursuit of art was second- nature for McPhie, who went on to win awards for art in high school and beyond. Emily graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in painting. Emily currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with her husband Gavin and daughters Cordelia Lavender, Clover Iona and Ezra Petunia. "Motherhood has brought out some pretty strong emotions and ideas," says McPhie. "Translating those thoughts and emotions into images gives me clarity, and I find I want to document them before my perception changes." Her daughters show every sign of following in their mother's footsteps. "Half my studio is theirs," she laughs. "They have their table and their easel and all their supplies. I find that they're in here even when I'm not. They just love it - they're very creative." Emily's original paintings are sold by Terzian Galleries in Park City, Utah, as well as on her website, www.emilymcphie.com

 

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