EMILY BUDD

EMILY BUDD

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With a background in bronze casting and paleontology, I’ve gained a unique perspective on time scale as it relates to material temporality and transformation. Foundry and casting techniques interest me by embodying both a traditional craft but also an evocative capability to address themes of time, loss, mimicry and fossilization in a contemporary context. I use mold-making to document, like a photograph or a fossil, passing moments in time. Containing a memory of the past and a site for the future, the negative space of the mold represents the flux of the present, an elusive state between the edges of the past and the potential of the future. Speculative artifacts and memorials provide clues to defining a queer and ecotopian future, while attempting to dismantle the limitations of how we understand our own temporality.

Watch a bronze pour here.