Advent Artists: Emily Furnell

Every day during Advent 2015 we’ll feature a different South West artist. We’ve framed, printed or exhibited the artists featured in Advent Artists.

5th December: Emily Furnell

Emily is a recent graduate of Bath Spa University. She is interested in transience, time and decay. Emily submerges metal sculptures in chemical solutions and runs an electric current through the metal to corrode it and promote a fast decay. Each experiment generates unique results that cannot be foreseen, and the process and its product cannot be replicated. Emily records the process of this decay in film, observing the build-up of crystal salts and the effect of the experiment on the submerged object.

Emily Furnell
The Birth of Zero, 2015 Polyvinyl Chloride Welded Sheet, Copper, Copper Head Gaskets, Zinc, Copper Pipe, Copper Washers, Copper-coated Welding Wire, Dilute Copper Sulphate Solution, Scaffold Tube, Yellow-Passivated Scaffold Fittings, Wire, Fuse Terminal, Adapter Unit c. 230cmx210cmx140cm


emily furnell artist
The Birth of Zero, 2015


Emily furnell
******* with Zero, 2015 Copper, Zinc, Mild Steel, Copper Tube, Copper Sulphate, Cobalt Sulphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Stainless Steel Rivets, Fuse Terminals, Yellow-Passivated Brackets, Wires, Adapter Units c. 500cmx260cmx210cm
emily furnell with zero
******* with Zero, 2015 (detail)


emily furnell
Coprum Tendo, 2015 Solvent Ink Print on 260gsm Laminate, Aluminium c.160cmx130cm

Emily has won various awards, including the Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Award, the Porthleven Prize 2014, and the Signature Art Prize. Her work has been exhibited widely; currently we have a large collection of Emily’s small sculptures at Mount Art, all available to buy.

emily furnell Mount Art
Showing at Frome, Mount Art at Silk Mill Studios
emily furnell
Untitiled, 2015 Copper, Copper Sulphate c.9cmx8cmx8cm


Emily Furnell at Mount Art Frome
Two sculptures by Emily Furnell at Mount Art

So pop into Mount and have a look at this stunning work.

Emily’s website is here:

emily furnell
CuZn, 2015 Copper Sulphate, Gesso (RSG and Zinc White), Cotton Duck, Pine 52cmx25cmx5cm

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