- Emily McDougall. www.emilymcdougall.com
So this week I have been in the anatomy department of the University of Edinburgh. Drawing from first-hand sources has been new challenge which has fed my curiosity even further.
When I think about my artwork and how it has moved forward I try to consider what drives me to this subject matter. So here, and honestly, I will say that it is about death. It is also about life, does stating this cancel the other out?
What drives me:
The experience of losing a loved one.
The body as a machine
Thoughts on death
Thoughts on emotion
Thoughts on the meaning of it all
The dissociation we have with the surface and the underlying structures
I want to know the all of me
Taking control of myself.
What has tormented me over the past nine years of my life is nothing but an ill-function of my brain, a decrease of increase of chemicals. It is all in my head. What I see is coming from my head.