About the Artist
Born and raised in central Arkansas, Emily Galusha’s artwork is rooted in her upbringing as well as relationships, Nature and the subconscious. Having been raised in a creative family, it is second nature for her to be doing and exploring, constantly pushing boundaries of curiosity. She sources inspiration from the resiliency of the Natural world and how it is connected both to science and the transcendental. Travel fuels this work as she is able to learn about different regions' local wildlife, such as endangered species. Her connection to nature is found in her work as is her relationship with the human figure + emotion. Having been a dancer for 20+ years, this exploration of the emotional body can be found in her Undercurrents series. She focuses on watercolor as well as charcoal, graphite and mixed media.
The collection of work found in my studio during EAST will be from my "Animal Dreams" series and the "Undercurrents" study. Animal Dreams focuses on the Natural world and how it is connected both to science and the transcendental. Many of the pieces are inspired by species I've encountered, such as wolves, bison and an array of birds. These all carry a spiritual weight to them, as well as play an important role in the environment. Undercurrents is a continuous exploration of where the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional parts of ourselves intersect. How curious and incredible it is that our bodies communicate with us through both physical and psychological expression.