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Rosie Emerson: Facade

Rosie Emerson: Facade

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Rosie Emerson
Hand-painted watercolour and bronze powder photopolymer etching
Variable edition 10 + 2APs (Artist Proof)
38 x 50 cm (artwork size)

Framing notes:

Framed works are presented float mounted in hand-finished tulipwood frame, including specialist anti-reflective glass with 70% UV protection to ensure the archival qualities and depth of colour are maintained. 

This is available in White, Lime wash, Dark Brown or Black ink stain. If known, please add your colour preference in the order notes. We are happy to send you photos of the frame mouldings against the artwork and discuss which finish works best.

Alternative mouldings, frame styles and grades of specialist glass are available upon request. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist. 


"The relationship between what we see and what we know is never settled."

— John Berger

Emerson’s latest etchings begin life as boxes, constructed into Maquette theatre sets made in her studio using her collected ephemera including sweetcorn husks beads, shells, buttons, natural materials, alongside chess pieces, curtain rings, ornate furniture handles, all repurposed and crafted together.

These sets are photographed in the artist’s studio then digitally combined with circus performers who were also photographed by the artist in the studio. The photopolymer etching process unifies the image leaving the boundaries blurred between the real and the fabricated, the characters transposed into their new audience-ready arenas.

The artist produces her prints in small editions, the etching plate which has been cut bespoke to echo the shape of the maquette is 'inked up' individually before going through the press, once printed and left to dry each edition has been hand painted with watercolour and bronze powder making each one subtly unique.

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