Wall pieces by Emilia Storm ~ Natural disruptions
Emilia Storm’s intricate and colour infused works play with creativity through the exploration of natural forms.
Emilia wants to see nature triumph in an over the industrialised world. Organisms such as lichen and fungus sneak into places when the conditions permit it to flourish. “I like the idea of this nature disruption or infections, infiltrating and changing our places by reshaping, with smoothing running waters or spurs carried in the wind. This re-wilding feels calming yet still radical and transformative.”
The processes of making the work involve a highly technical industrial metalwork technique called aluminium anodising. It requires electrocuting metal underwater in an acidic bath and then applying mineral colour and mark making. The electroplating process takes many steps, the creative stage happens quickly in a whirlwind of energy which is expressed in the finished work. The mineral colour becomes fused into the metal surface and that is why such lustrous colours are possible.
“ I would like my work this re-wilding/nature calling and invited chaos to inhabit places as art and design objects and to speak with the body as wearable art pieces, to softly disrupt and defuse the expected.”
Emilia's work can be hung on a wall, displayed on a shelf or hung in a group like a mobile, this is very a flexible artform for interior decoration.