UpsideDown Artwork

 

Emily Teall

Jewel (Weed) [painting 3/3 from the Porcelain (Berry) series]

Oil, wax, and mica on board

12"x16"

NFS ($50 prints available)

Emily Teall

Jewel


This painting is the third of a triptych that defined my most current two-dimensional artistic language. My most recent paintings, which began with the series featured here, use ecological symbolism to express hope and to memorialize important personal moments. When I hike, I find plants that inspire me, research them, and combine them to create meanings in my artwork. I love creating complicated relationships with the reputations of plants so that my work will have several layers of meaning. Jewel (Weed) highlights a playful, medicinal, and whimsical native plant to evoke appreciation for childhood and a curious mind. Porcelain berry, also whimsical yet an invasive plant species to this area, threatens to choke (or support) the figure and the growing plants.

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