Visual artist Emily Budd won the Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellow award in 2009, and last Friday, Jan. 14, she showcased the work she created during that fellowship year at the home of Carol Morotti and Scott Westphal.
Over the course of Friday evening a few dozen folks navigated the labyrinth of Rocky Ripple to see Budd’s sculptures. This was no stand-and-view event, but an interactive one. Budd encourages us to manipulate her objects. They are easy to pick up and hold, turn around in the light — easy, that is, as long as you can handle the weight of each object.
I tell Budd her sculptures remind me of the work of director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Devil’s Backbone), and fortunately she takes this as the compliment I intended. Make your own associations as you look through the slideshow.Follow Emily Budd on Facebook to see more of her work and learn about upcoming exhibits.
(Slideshow) New work by Emily Budd
This past Friday, visual artist Emily Budd showcased the work she completed during her year as an Emerging Artist Fellow.