study for a flower fence (21) #1 and #2 (diptych)

Coloured pencil and wax pastel on linen over panel, artist's frame, 2022

32 x 48 cm
$1 700

study for a flower fence (21) #1 and #2 (diptych) is part of an ongoing series called flower fence, in which highly saturated colours and patterns are overlain on a close, dense visual grid. Within these works, figures double, repeat, and mirror forms and colours in a way that evokes momentary optical fatigue.

Biographical note

Emma Welch is an artist residing in Toronto. Her practice circulates around a process of production that she calls field psychedelia, in which the culling, dismantling, and drawing of plant, insect, and animal material becomes a point of access to an altered state of consciousness. She has presented her work at Hunt Gallery (Toronto), Project Underwing (Toronto), Galerie Nicolas Robert (Montréal), Erin Stump Projects (Toronto), and Egret Egress (Toronto). Her work is included in the collections of Scotiabank, the Royal Bank of Canada and several private collections. She holds a BAH in studio art from the University of Guelph. She is a co-founder and collective member of the plumb, an artist-run project space (Toronto).