This piece deals with the fragility of the face we present to the world. We so often cover our true feelings with a happy or carefree façade that hides pain beneath it.
This piece deals with the ways in which depression, anxiety, and the habits formed out of trauma tend to trap us. As I child, I struggled with repetitive thought loops associated with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and this feeling is encapsulated here.
This piece represents the journey that tears take us on. It deals with the ways in which owning up to our own sorrow might lead us down a path to a new way of living life.
Emily Rankin was born in Riverside, California and attended university in Abilene, TX where she received a BFA in 2011. Her body of work ranges from Graphic Design and Scenic Painting to collaborative performances with Verstehen, an interactive series which incorporates synesthesia, live painting, sound, and electronics. She is currently based in New Mexico. eerankinart.com