Emma Willis is an artist from Loughborough, who is fascinated with the way that she identifies with societal conformities and taboos. This fascination is also one that extends to the people who surround her. The artworks that Willis produces are often an expression of her personal frustrations and experiences towards the lack of acceptance for such topics that are deemed within society, to be taboo. These often surround the perception of the female form and identity.
As her work develops, the artist is beginning to adapt a much more confessional approach towards responding to such social expectations.
Whilst the artist’s works are derived from a deeply personal place, they rely on the spectator’s curiosity, assumption and judgement in order to exist as they should.