Pope-Cheney Art Studio Exhibition: Emily Ross '16
Since 2005, at the age of 9, Emily Ross has been making books, albeit not with the most orthodox of techniques. Her first book showcased wrapping-papered cardboard covers for 30 sheets of printer paper bound with uneven stitches, while using a thimble on each finger.
It wasn’t until 2015 that Emily discovered the Book Arts community and found a welcoming home within the art world. Shifting to creating almost exclusively artist books, Emily combines her skills in painting, sculpting, sewing, and ceramics, along with a didactic love of history and trivia. By regularly pushing the definition of what a book can be, Emily explores the conditioned human understanding of books and their relationship to art.
Emily continually draws upon other passions for inspiration, including a strong background in holistic health, dance, and art history. When not making books, Emily is a ballroom dance instructor and studies to become an apiarist.