Born and raised in central Arkansas, Emily Galusha's artwork is rooted in her upbringing as well as her relationship with the natural world and the subconscious. She attended the University of Oklahoma at Norman where she studied Ballet Pedagogy before acquiring her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville located in the Ozark Mountains. Her experience as a dancer is reflected in her art.
Emily grew up in central Arkansas in an inspiring environment, her mother an artist & art teacher, her father a "medicine man", both highly supportive of her creative endeavors. She has collaborated on various projects with her two brothers, one a special fx artist and the other a film editor. In her adult life, she has experienced a range of encounters that equally influence her expression, from global travel to studies in nature to human behavior. She holds strong to her familial roots as she develops within these evolving realms.
Currently, based in Austin, TX, she spends the bulk of her energy creating work for one of her three series: Pistols, Animal Dreams, Undercurrents. For commission or purchase, please contact the artist or M2 Gallery in Little Rock.
"One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret, never to be told
Eight for a wish
Nine for a kiss
Ten for a bird you must not miss."
- Author unknown, 16th Century
How often we are guided by Nature through superstition, premonition and translation. "Counting Magpies" is a series of visuals illustrating this 16th century poem, a rhyme originating in the lore of magpies and how these birds were thought to bring good or bad luck.