rituals of the soul:


"The woman who takes the time to grow herself in the darkness becomes familiar - perhaps for the first time - with the real source and containment of her psychic strength." 






"No longer is her strength dissipated in obeying an idealised father figure, in pleasing a lover, in trying to satisfy a perpetually unsatisfied mother figure, in accommodating to a patriarchal organisation or culture, in appeasing the inner witch who tells her she is worthless...." 



 

"....No longer is her strength lost to obeying compulsions, drives, and obsessions that can slip in during the dark night of the soul and substitute for the real thing...."


"....and what is the real thing, the thing for which she longs?...."


".... [it is] the love affair with her own spirit, the inner marriage that commits her to her destiny, the rituals of soul that feed her deepest hunger....."


"..... the sense of being pregnant with her Self, the creative essence"



all text from 'Coming Home To Myself" - by Marion Woodman and Jill Mellick

spinning some CROW ideas:





More to come but ideas have been developing with CROW. My idea of crow creation myths is still in progress (or crow destruction myths possibly), I want the myths to develop from the art work, the process and the finished art object helping to inform the myth.






Contemporary Artists' Books Exhibition - Riverside Gallery:

I am very excited to be exhibiting in the upcoming Contemporary Artists' Books exhibition - at Riverside Gallery, Twickenham, 29 November 2014 to 14 February 2015. This is to coincide with the annual literature festival that is also taking place.


My hand embroidered book Dissociation will be featured, as will my illustrated book Yes, No, Maybe, Crow - with the opportunity to buy limited edition copies of the latter. 



It would be great to see you there. I shall keep you updated! 

crow is rising:


Ever since my dream I have had an idea floating around my mind about a crow creation myth(s).

Little ideas have risen up.

Some stayed on the surface. 


Others remained underground and only echoes surfaced to let me know of their existence. 




The search for the birth of crow continues... 



wabbits for sale:

Greetings travellers. So I finally got it together to start up my Etsy shop, I have some limited edition prints of my Sad Wabbit illustrations for sale at present but will be adding more work over the next few weeks. Do pop on by if you so wish to peruse, it resides over HERE.




man and his dreams:



"Because there are innumerable things beyond the range of human understanding, we constantly use symbolic terms to represent concepts that we cannot define or fully comprehend. This is one reason why all religions employ symbolic language or images. But this conscious use of symbols is only one aspect of a psychological fact of great importance: Man also produces symbols unconsciously and spontaneously, in the form of dreams."
Carl G. Jung, Man and His Symbols








I belong to a somewhat different tribe:


Calling all misfits, tin pot annies and rapscallions.
This book is for you. 

Limited edition print of 20: "I belong to a somewhat different tribe" art book
My illustrations and collages printed onto archival 192gsm paper, hand stitched and bound by moi.

DO YOU WANT A PIECE OF MAI ARRT?

If you do please drop me a line at emmaparkerartist@gmail.com

Cost £40 plus p&p

ONE TIME ONLY COMRADES.








Art on the hill:


Massive thanks to the lovely folks over at Kettle Pot Tracks for featuring my work on Art On The Hill, I am really honoured to be featured alongside some really inspiring artists. 
Please do check them out over here.

yes.no.maybe.crow.



Once upon a time I had a dream about a crow that was dying. 
No matter what I tried to do to help the crow I made it more sick.
In despair I held the crow against my heart and I felt a warmth, 
 but I could not tell if it was my heart warming the crow,
or the crows heart warming mine.


I made the below book, called 'Yes No Maybe Crow', as a way of playing with the unconscious processes of my dream. 
I had lots of fun and very much enjoyed the absurdity of what came up.
I hope you will too....




(behind each door there is a word, do not tell anyone it is a secret)
















I am selling a limited edition of 10 copies only of this art book. 
Each copy has my drawings and collages printed on archival paper. 
All text is typed using a type writer individually on each copy.
The book is bound by hand using red thread in accordion style. 

The cost is £40.00 for an original piece of handmade art.

If you are interested then drop me a wee email me on emmaparkerartist@gmail.com, I am happy to accept paypal.