Emily McDonald

Artist + Emily McDonald

Though always artistic and crafty growing up, I didn't start making jewelry until I moved to New Orleans in 2008. After teaching myself basic jewelry construction and beading skills I became fascinated with preserving things in resin and began working with plants, shells, and insect wings. Over time my work evolved into what it is today, leaving nature behind to focus on the preservation and artistic presentation of man-made media, particularly printed paper, which can be as fragile and ephemeral as pressed leaves. While I grew up surrounded by nature in rural Pennsylvania, the subject matter of my current work is more in tune with the urban sphere I inhabit today.

Emily McDonald is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Uptown neighborhood.


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