Emma G. Talpey is a mixed media artist, working predominantly in portraiture both in drawing and printmaking. Her work is built off of a fascination and fondness of the inherent organic lines of the human form, particularly that of the female. In all of her practice, there is a strong presence of contrivance, as well as attention to material and detail-- The work’s process of creation is just as important as the final product. Stemming from these bases, Talpey is attentive to the sense of dichotomy between lucidity and ambiguity found in the portrait, as observed within her work and practice. The resulting languages produce the strong mimicry, juxtaposition, motion, texture and weight that form Talpey’s works.