Emily Seville (United Kingdom)

During the residency Emily Seville worked on her project “Dissecting the Specimen” by exploring the physicality and ephemerality of plant matter. Utilizing a range of materials, such as, plaster, concrete, clay and paper, Emily broke down the specimen into its physical components, such as its form and pattern. The purpose of this project is to reframe and refresh the ways in which we view and engage with the natural world around us, acknowledging both its fragility and force. Emily also conducted workshops for the students Art School of Cēsis engaging them in her way of working while also connecting them with the local plant matter.