Emily Christoff-Flowers

Awardemily-christoff-flowers1 of Distinction for 2-dimensional Media

Media: Drawing and Pastels

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I started formal music lessons at the age of 8 and sang, played trumpet and piano until my mid 20s when I felt that I had to give up music in order to focus my studies on visual arts. My newest series is about my personal interpretation of this music. I listen to musicians and composers who have had the most impact on my life while creating pieces where the viewer can feel what I feel when listening to their songs. Combining the figure immersed with a decorative pattern represents my spirit becoming submerged in the phenomenon of music. I also believe that the mingling of photo-realism with decorative elements of pop art brings the viewer into a deeper state of consciousness. I no longer perform as a musician but my paintings reflect my life time love of song.