I admit, this time, it’s really hard for me to find the appropriate terms to describe the art of Emma McNally. The main reason is probably because English is not my first language, but it’s objectively not easy to find words for such intricate art works: abstract, ethereal, spacial yet meticulous and someway inspired by scientific, geographic or geographical data.
Emma works with pencils on very large paper supports and tries to create sort of maps of in-between worlds lost in space and time, working on noisy backgrounds (where usually the lead is used to create blurred and very dark areas) in contrast with more precise and clear signs that look like of mathematical, astronomical nature.
Yes, I know that probably I am not giving a clear description, so I guess it’s better to let you look at some examples and give you all the time to be lost on Emma’s works. If you like them, on her Flickr profile you can find more. (Via)
Images © Emma McNelly