Emily Hoxworth speaks to our desires as humans to both understand and control nature. Illustrating how we are just one additional link in the chain, she was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello flower gardens and his early ecological observations:
“The movements of nature are in a never-ending circle. The animal species, which has once been put into a train of motion, is still probably moving in that train. For if one link in nature’s chain might be lost, another and another might be lost, till this whole system of things should vanish by piecemeal; a conclusion not warranted by the local disappearance of one or two species of animals, and opposed by the thousands and thousands of instances of the renovating power constantly exercised by nature for the reproduction of all her subjects, animal, vegetable, and mineral.”
Hoxworth studied studio art at the University of Virginia and in France, and has built a successful career in digital design and advertising. She has exhibited her artwork internationally and is active in and inspired by the Washington, D.C. arts community, where she currently resides. She is a Master of Fine Arts candidate at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Her complex compositions depict characters that seek connection and a sense of belonging as they navigate shifting landscapes. She also works to infuse her visuals with depth and integrity. She says creating art brings her a sense of purpose and connection.
Wool, Mixed Media, 2018