With this blog, my aim is to post a slather of ideas, lines, colour and inevitably a little bit of babble. I would like it to be a place where Architecture meets Art, falls in love and procreates. This is my passion, brilliant, unguarded and unafraid.

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Tuesday
Sep132016

8 Studies of a Pull-Apart Heart

I've recently been spending some time drawing at the Surgeon's Hall Museum in Edinburgh in an attempt to find solutions to articulating some small sculptures I'm working on. I am drawn to hearts at the moment. Not the emoji kind but the real, machine kind. What an incredible organ we all have beating away inside of us. I've found many-a-heart to draw in the museum. Mostly sick ones and ones with epic aneurysms but I also came across one of these teaching hearts with pull-apart sections. It was wonderful to be able to hold it and turn it around...look inside. So I spent a good while drawing these different elevations and to my surprise, stepping back now, they're quite beautiful. Top left is a banana heart for scale. I am thinking of asking my butcher for a heart to play with. I am keen to learn more. 

 

Sunday
Sep112016

Painted Borders

Sometimes it's good to be reminded that borders are invented by humans.

Wednesday
Aug172016

Show Time!

Banana for Scale

New works by Emily Fong

 

(21st – 23rd October 2016)

 

DOK Artist Space

The Steel Shed

Ocean Drive

Edinburgh

EH6 6JJ

 

Using the banana as vehicle to explore the experience of being in the world, Emily Fong has created a space where culture, diversity, identity and power are examined under the lens of playful absurdity. 

 

Spend time in a container other than your own and warm your bones with mulled wine.

 

NO works for sale.

 

Opening Night

Friday 21st October 2016

6pm - Late

All welcome

 

Exhibition Opening Hours:

Friday 21st October 6pm - Late

Saturday 22nd October 10am - 5pm

Sunday 23rd October 10am - 5pm

 

www.facebook.com/emilyfongstudio

 

www.dokartistspace.org 

 

Tuesday
Jun302015

Green Man - Inspired by Mikey Brauer

Tuesday
Jun302015

Dundee Bus Station (Cafe Characters)

Tuesday
Jun302015

Mr Grey + The Silvery Tay

Over the summer I'll be spending time in and around Fife and Dundee with my sketchbook. The following sketches are of a fish + chip + church combo as well as a man with an amazing nose!

Silvery Tay, Newport on Tay, ScotlandCharacter - Tesco Dunee

Monday
Jun082015

The Haar

Good Morning from my Earth Ship,

A wise person once said to me that in a creative life there will constantly be peaks and troughs. I'm pretty sure this is true for life, creative or otherwise. I'm currently experiening a low. It's a low kind of low, where not much seems to make sense. It is familiar territory that I've walked through before, and I know it will pass but it is a challenge to sit with. I can only describe it as a fog, or as the Scottish say, the haar. A temporary white out that feels chlostrophobic and blinding. This kind of feeling comes from a variety of sources, in my case it's most often experienced after an intense outporing of productive creativity. In other words I'm emotionally and physically spent.

Actions to ride through the Haar:

1. Non action - general stillness - listening - breathing - walking

2. Housekeeping (the creative kind.. blogging, purging of excess drawings and organising of studio space)

3. Consolidating materials & buying new ones  

4. Drawing. Anything. 

5. Sharing and reaching out. Even by writing this post there is a thinning out of the fog. 

 

Thanks for listening.

Wednesday
Jan142015

INDIA!!

It's been a while since I've updated this blog as life has taken me on many adventures in the last 6 months. SO I'm now living in a small country village in Scotland which is a long shot from the comfortable familiarity of Brisbane's gritty urbanity! 

More on that in a bit.. 

For now I'm pointing you in the direction of drawings from travels through India in July 2014. 

India is AMAZING and I can't wait for the next trip. The Itinirary went Calcutta-Varanasi-Agra-Delhi.

View of life on the Ganges, Varanasi, IndiaTaj Mahal seen from the Saniya Palace Hotel, Agra India

Sunday
Feb162014

Stanley Street, South Brisbane 

 

Stanley Street, South Brisbane 15th February 2014This junction is a fascinating one. There are many architectural layers contributing to the unique character of Woolloongabba. The Mater Children's Hospital that is currently under construction has seen a lot of activity in the area. Given Brisbane's stunning history of development, construction and destruction, I have my eye on this particular street and it's architectural treasures that include the Morrison Hotel, the Clarence Corner and the junction of Staney Street and Annerley Road flanked by rows of beautiful terraced retail buildings. 

I was drawing this scene from the bike ramp that travels alongside the M3 Motoway heading into Brisbane City from the south side. One of the things I like best about urban sketching is the way people stop to look at the scene I'm drawing. It seems to engage curiosity and encourage people to take a moment as just look. Some even stop for a chat. I spoke to a man about the old Morrison Hotel and he told me that it used to be the local watering hole for the workers at the Atkinson McDonald Saw Mill which was located just to the right of the pub... great! 

 

Thursday
Jan162014

First life drawings for the year exploring form.