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EMMA ELIZABETH DOWNING

EMMA ELIZABETH DOWNING

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Artist Work

Cosmic Cabin with Thief and Guard
2020
video of Toy Theater
2 minutes 40 seconds
Just Before Waking
2020
video of Toy Theater
3 minutes
Moon in the Pine
2019
Gouache and ink on paper
22"x 32"
Storyboarding Dreams
Human Cabin with Agency and Means
Cabin with Cosmos Hovering

Just before Waking

Cosmic Cabin with Thief and Gaurd MOV

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Film, Performing Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I paint to create images that I cannot describe with words. I paint to record moments and happenings that take place in my psyche. My intent is to capture symbols that seep from the collective unconscious. I paint to portray the beauty and wisdom of nature’s organization and the numina rising from there. With paint, I relay characters, stories, light, form and symbols. With my voice, I give these a setting in which to occur.

Artist Bio

Emma Elizabeth Downing is a painter, singer, songwriter and performance artist. She found her musings while growing up in the family hospitality business; a pink motel along highway 280, the Heart of Dixie Motel in Alabama. Much of her work is informed by the customers, landscape and her mother, who worked and sang constantly. In 1983 E.Liz received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and studied under the great painter, Grace Hartigan. Since then, Liz has been involved in musical performance art, growing a family, teaching and all the while, painting.