Emma Strathdee is graduating from Silvermithing & Jewellery at The Glasgow School of Art. She Looks at Anxiety Disorder and the chaotic human thought process and explores that in her work using a combination of precious metals, fabrics, and steel binding wire. Through research Emma found that anxiety is something a lot of artists and crafts people deal with and something she dealt with herself during her time at art school.
Initially Emma looked at the physical symptoms of Anxiety – mainly the clenched fist, and then explored her ideas through photography, tracing and drawing before using the thin steel wire to bring her drawings to life; she also prints on fabric to include the textures of the hand. There is a contrast between heaviness and lightness, and light and dark in the work which was essential to her chosen theme.