Crumbling Earth, 2017
Ceramic, watercolor, salt
22″ x 12″ x 12″

Emily Marchand (b.1982) works with food, textiles, and sculptural materials to create art works centered around survivalism, preservation, and the decentralization of humans in relation to ecology and nature. Between research and production, she grapples with making sculpture that encompasses the conceptual ideas she is investigating while maintaining integrity to the materials used, especially their history, location, usefulness, and abilities. Her main interests are materials from the earth that have transformative abilities (i.e. clay into ceramic, salt crystallization, tree sap into amber, seeds, beeswax and