Starting on January first 2022, I am proposing to create a digital drawing or short animation on each day of the year.

I find that I draw or create in some form everyday and by challenging myself with this project I am attempting to form a somewhat cohesive body of work.

At the end of each month, I will use the the imagery I have made to create a large physical image on either paper or board.

Given that my work is most often narrative in nature I feel that a long-term project like this will provide deep insight into my life as an artist, mother, and advocate. I am hoping that this project will allow me to share who I am and my feelings and stories in a way that provides you with an example to explore your own story.

These are the themes that you will find within this series;

  • Daily Journal entries

  • Reflections on being a special needs parent

  • An exploration of my own childhood memories, as I move through the development of a secondary body of work for a solo exhibition of works on paper with the working title of “Growth”

I have called this project Physical Digital 365, because my goal is to exhibit 365 prints of the images I create, alongside projections of the animations I produce and the physically realised works on paper or board in a gallery space. Because it often holds no physical form, I have found people to be a little dismissive of digital art. I believe that printing the images and creating drawings/paintings will allow viewers to better appreciate them and their stories.

I may fail and I am ok with that.

 

There may be blank days and I am ok with that too.

 

But I have this burning desire to push myself this year, and I am going to listen to it.

The images I create will all be available on my Instagram feed @emmathorpart. I will also be posting them on this page at the end of each month.

I hope that you enjoy following along on my journey.

Click on the links below as the months go by to see the full body of work.