Remnants of Ancient Civilization: Art by Emily K. Grieves
Artist Emily K. Grieves was born in Germany and has lived in Mexico since 2004. The artist’s work is often inspired by the landscape and mythology of her home, drawing on nearby remnants of ancient civilization as well as from the modern-day environment.
I like the warm tones and stylized figures that are prevalent in Emily’s works. In our previous feature of Emily’s work, we looked at the way the artist infuses each work with spiritual energies and mythology. In recent works, the artist has continued along this path, blending the supernatural with the real and recognizable.
A recent mural produced for San Sebastian Elementary School showcases Emily’s collaborative pursuits, and the way her style blends with and complements that of another artist. It’s interesting to look at a collaboration like this, where the finished piece is a cohesive whole but still demonstrates the differences between each particular artist’s style.