Emmie's workstation: where tiny scraps of paper come to life

Fun Fact: There is a hidden butterfly in each collage

Did You Know: Pet Pieces can collage landscapes, too!

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Emmie Brown graduated from Flagler College in April 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design. She currently lives and works in her hometown of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

“For as long as I can remember, I have loved making art, particularly portraits. I am not sure what spurred the ten-year-old me to create a portrait of Santa Claus from magazine clippings, but it has been my mother’s most prized possession ever since. I went on to do more and more ‘collage’ portraits, including one of my first dog, Pepper. I loved bringing together two of my passions--dogs and art. Since then, it has been a joy for me to create portraits of other people’s dogs, and to see the joy that my portraits bring to their owners."

TECHNIQUE

“Each portrait begins with a stack of magazines and a photo of my 'subject.' During my tedious clipping process I not only search for the perfect tones, colors, and patterns, but I also love to find random little images and words that make each piece uniquely its own. I then arrange and glue the pieces down from eyelashes to ears until I am satisfied that I have captured the subject’s likeness and personality.”

emmie brown, artist, headshot