My work is an exploration and manipulation of organic, natural forms through sculpture. Each piece revolves around natural elements in my environment, but has been combined with industrial materials to depict the ways that nature and industry interact.
By combining natural, organic forms with industrial materials and processes, each sculpture encompasses the movement and growth found in nature, but with the use of industrial components becomes a rigid representation of its natural counterpart. The use of unnatural materials that have been industrially processed creates a contrast between the natural sources of inspiration and the inorganic materiality of the sculptures to show the constant cycle of growth and destruction that both nature and industry cause on each other.
Emily Meisler is an artist working in sculpture, creating work that explores the relationship between nature and industry. She received a B.A. in studio art and a B.S. in psychology from the College of Charleston in 2015 and an M.F.A. with a concentration in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2018. She has exhibited nationally at The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, Embark Gallery, and the Diego Rivera Gallery, including a commission from the city of Mount Pleasant, SC. Currently, she lives in Birmingham, AL and is working on a series of sculptures that combine influences from the environment with materials typically used for construction to depict the ways in which nature and construction are forced to interact.