Utilizing humor as a buffer for abjection and core feelings of stress and confusion, my written text emerges as darkly humorous or childish. These real and undesirable feelings are sometimes paired with “functional” objects with rough lips and ill-fitting lids, giving the viewer a recognizable, familiar object to connect to.
These pieces are representations of my own vulnerability. My work is both repetitive and meditative. In an attempt to resolve and make concrete my reoccurring and obsessive moods, I am revealing my most sincere private thoughts. Then these thoughts, applied to functional objects, can surround the user, just as they surround me.
My work manifests as fun and playful, but the dichotomy between whimsical and frankness, humorous and depressing, are contrasts that represent the maker.
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