Emily Kate Brogden

My practice takes a critical view on social and cultural issues; focusing on the body, body image and how social female representations cause many women to view their bodies in a negative way.  My work explores and deconstructs the relationship between interiority and exteriority – dissolving the boundaries between the two – through the etched, printed, drawn and stitched line. Working across a variety of different surfaces, a range of different textures and visual elements are introduced. This is particularly evident through the growing use of Tyvek paper in my practice; a high density polyethylene synthetic material, which when held to the light has a vein-like effect, reflecting elements of the body. Moreover, the qualities of different materials lend themselves to different elements of interiority and exteriority, exploring paper as skin.