My Anenome by Emily Arin Snider

Emily Arin Snider

My Anenome, 2020

22  in x 30 in

Acrylic on paper with glassine collage

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WHY ART?

Some of my most vivid early memories are moments of making art—drawing a crow with a golden beak out of melted crayons; creating a watercolor portrait of a porcelain doll wearing a bonnet; weaving brightly colored potholders on a little loom—memories that contain the feeling of total concentration and contentment.

The process of creating continues to be a portal for me to access timelessness, deep peace and delight in this vivid and ever-changing sensory world. 

Having studied many disciplines in the decades since elementary school, art making is also a practice where my diverse interests can intersect and overlap. Devotion to the natural world, the healing arts, music and poetry all shape my approach to a piece.

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Originals and prints available for purchase.

Email emilyasnider@gmail.com to inquire about purchasing a piece or print.

SISTER CRYSTALS: 9 MUSES AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

This series emerged reflecting on the magic of bold and bright color combinations, layers and patterns that happen over long arcs of time deep within the belly of this planet.
 

These paintings are acrylic on paper with glassine collage. Each one is mounted on cradled birch board, custom float framed in raw poplar and ready to hang. 

Sister Crystal One painting by Emily Arin Snider

Sister Crystal One, 2020

12 in x 9 in

Crystal painting

Sister Crystal Four, 2020

12 in x 9 in

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Sister Crystal Seven, 2020

12 in x 9 in

Sister Crystal Two painting by Emily Arin Snider

Sister Crystal Two, 2020

12 in x 9 in

Crystal painting

Sister Crystal Five, 2020

12 in x 9 in

Crystal painting

Sister Crystal Eight, 2020

12 in x 9 in

Sister Crystal Three painting by Emily Arin Snider

Sister Crystal Three, 2020

12 in x 9 in

Crystal painting

Sister Crystal Six, 2020

12 in x 9 in

Crystal painting

Sister Crystal Nine, 2020

12 in x 9 in

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Emily Arin Snider

In the Pool, 2020

20  in x 30 in

Acrylic on paper with glassine collage

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Emily Arin Snider

Autumn Frisk, 2020

9  in x 12 in

Acrylic on paper

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Emily Arin Snider

Where You Are, 2020

12 in x 12 in

Acrylic on wood panel

Interested in being a collector?

Originals and prints available for purchase.

Email emilyasnider@gmail.com to inquire about purchasing a piece or print.

Bio

Emerging Philadelphia-based visual artist, Emily Arin Snider, brings her fascination with the invisible world into form through surreal color combinations in her vivid, mixed-media acrylic paintings. She studied creative writing and studio art at Dartmouth College, then went on to study Traditional Chinese Medicine in grad school before becoming a songwriter for over a decade. 

 

Drawing on her combined passions for the expressive and healing arts, she visually explores how we relate to the unseen world as a source of inspiration, insight and transformation. Delighting in nature’s elements and the deep, strange wisdom of our dreaming selves, her work imagines what it would look like if we could truly see the pulsing of the world that sustains us.

Statement

I was conditioned to think of the earth as a spaceship (ala Buckminster Fuller) as a toddler, introduced to the works of the mystic philosopher Gurdjieff by the time I was in middle school and traveled solo in Nicaragua and El Salvador as a teenager in the early 1990s. This mind-bending constellation of early influences and experiences put me firmly on track to live a life questioning appearances of reality. Combined with my deeply creative nature, it’s no wonder I have to make art.

 

In a world defined by the tension of opposites, I love exploring the space that holds both sides in ‘yes-and’ harmony—the beautiful and the painful; the light and the dark; the dazzling and the mundane. In my painting practice, this shows up as natural forms suspended in intangible substance—the visual world infused with invisible force. On some level, I am always wondering about where the material ends and the subtle begins; about what keeps the green leaves unfurling, the tides turning and the blood coursing in our veins.

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