My work draws inspiration from nature and the environment. I combine imagery from the organic and man-made world that I then alter and abstract. The exploration of color, line and patterning become important elements in creating a personal narrative. The use of collage is a part of my working practice which centers around constructing meaning through pieces that interact together to create the final work.

The work is made with chalk pastel on black paper, that is worked in layers of color creating a rich texture and surface application. These drawings are recombined together with gold leaf drawings, that symbolize a sense of preciousness, to create a new perspective on space and time, the real and the imagined.

~ Emilia Van Nest Markovich