There’s something mesmerizing about tangles. Something frightening and comforting about knowing something is so completely knotted-up that it will never be undone. I’ve always been interested in tangles and knots, in the ways in which dreaming and wakefulness, reality and dissociation, what is felt and what is expressed, become intertwined. To that end, my work explores liminal space and the ways in which we as humans strive for connection with each other and with the tangled web of ourselves.
-- Emily Rankin was born in Riverside, California and attended university in Texas, where she received a BFA in 2011. Her body of work deals with the tangles of human emotion and understanding, the intuitive messages of dreaming and subconsious exploration. Her work has appeared in such publications as Gasher, Raw Art Review, Meat for Tea, Landlocked, and Rattle. She's based in New Mexico.