Emily Brown's early plein air work has led to continuing explorations in the studio of natural spaces, surfaces and textures. States of mind and spirit are conveyed metaphorically through landscape imagery.
In a departure from 2-dimensional paper and canvas, Brown worked last spring with vitreous enamel paint on glass at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. Painted on both inner and outer surfaces of hand-blown cylinders, the 3-dimenional images have a narrative sense. These were fired at 1060 degrees F, bonding the paint permanently to the glass. Among Brown's work included in Wheaton's 2017 invitational biennial, this hand blown glass cylinder, 'Storm,' is 11 inches tall and 16 1/2 inches in diameter.
Brown continues her 2-dimensional painting and drawing.