This piece makes up part of an ongoing series, Fluid, which seeks to capture the ways in which a fluid moment in time might be fixed in the mind. Fluid art is a representation of liminal space, an echo of the moment before the paint dried. I’m interested in the way the momentary motion of liquid paint can be captured and pinned to canvas.

Fluid acrylic on canvas
11×14 inches, 2022

Emily Rankin is an artist and actor currently based in New Mexico. She was born in Riverside, California and attended university in Texas, where she received a BFA in 2011. Her body of work deals with the tangles of emotion and understanding, and the intuitive messages of dreaming and subconsious exploration. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Gasher, Raw Art Review, Meat for Tea, Black Fox, and Rattle. www.eerankinart.com.



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