by Emma Weller

  • Polymerclay and mixed media sculpture
  • 7cm width by 6cm depth by 14cm height artwork size
  • Signature is the heart-shaped ‘mum’ tattoo to be found on the right shoulder of the figure
  • This is a character based on the artist’s experiences of the London Underground rave scene


An artist from London living in Gozo, Emma Weller approaches her work by exploring the nuanced relationship between humour and pathos through mixed media, drawing inspiration from her experiences of underground rave culture, travel and love of Japanese toys. Her sculptural works often play with concepts of scale and body image whilst referencing toy culture through the exploration of the ready-made.

For the exhibition at Christine X, she exhibits 6 doll-sized figures that embody various cultural inspirations as well as her approach to small scale sculpture. She offers contrasting elements of cute, grotesque and manufactured, using pink, tacky tattoos and upcycled ready-mades, all in which consolidate the individual works to provoke a sense of narrative and nostalgia.


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