Emily Morgan Brown
Birthed out of a fascination of ancient technique, Emily Morgan Brown's large scale botanical tapestries are a lesson in history and a record of today.
After she records images of the botanical subjects, Emily dries the flower, grinds it into pigment, and mixes it with charcoal and other pigments to make her own egg tempera paint. The flower is then painted into the art, allowing the flower to live forever in another body -- on natural linen, still unconstricted and free and able to move with the surrounding air.
Emily works out of her backyard studio in Birmingham, Alabama where she lives with her husband and three young daughters.