As an artist, the idea of posting unfinished work online is crazy! As an Emily-Elgin, the idea of making public my struggles, impairments and deficits is totally nuts. But God has given me a challenging and beautiful vision for this season. While it makes me uncomfortable, embarrassed and insecure, I’m committed to this vision for the glory of God.
God has been planting seeds of self-discovery over the last 5 years, many of which sprouted and grew into [what I now see as] the building blocks of an artistic process to culminate in this season. This is one of those works. I did this piece during my first experience of optic neuritis, when my eyes weren’t tracking together.
Charcoal, conte crayon and graphite on various drawing papers