For over 15 years Emily McIntosh has produced sculptural works that have examined the human condition through representation of biological and psychological structures, functions and activities involved in human self preservation, memory, vulnerability, transience, and resilience. This new body of work builds upon these themes with a specific focus upon relational aspects of human functioning.
This new work is an investigation into the bio-psychological systems that regulate the functioning of our internal emotional world and our interactions with the world at large. These systems operate out of conscious awareness and correct dysregulation and maintain regulation to manage our emotional equilibrium and interpersonal connectedness.
Emily McIntosh, 2012
Originally, the shapes and motifs within my work were influenced by imagery from outer space, which as they evolved, became part of my sculptural language. In my current body of work the process has been immediate, with each sculpture resonating parts of the one that came before it. I think this has created a strong lineage in the work which shows a methodical evolution of ideas.