Cry Me a River

‘Cry Me a River’ is a solo exhibition by Emma Elliott about heartbreak, that weaves together the emotional threads of love’s labour’s lost. The center piece is an oversized human heart marble sculpture that Elliott carved as a personal challenge after separating from a significant relationship and navigating the rollercoaster of a new one. From this carrara marble heart a series of miniature slip cast stoneware versions evolved, dubbed the ‘Don’t Ask’ series. Each delicate heart was shattered and repaired using a modern interpretation of the ancient Japanese art of kintsugi; where broken pottery is carefully restored using gold - a symbolic representation of fracture and healing. The shattering of the hearts is recorded on film, in painstaking slow motion, echoing the fragility of the human condition. Elliott invites you in to sit on the sob sofa and rock it out to your favorite tunes.

Don't Ask
16cmx18cm
Stoneware, 24kt gold
2023
1/8 ( all unique)

 

Stone heart
50 x 30 x 30cm
Carrara Marble
2022

Sunnies
40 x 80 x 80cm
Pink Marble
2023

FFS!!
30 x 30cm
Carrara Marble, Acrylic paint
2023

GTFO (get the fuck out!)
30 x 30cm
Carrara Marble, Acrylic paint
2023

LOL!!!
30 x 30cm
Carrara Marble, Acrylic paint
2023

OMG
30 x 30cm
Carrara Marble, Acrylic paint
2023

WTF!!!
30 x 30cm
Carrara Marble, Acrylic paint
2023

Cray Cray
30 x 30cm
Carrara Marble, Acrylic paint
2023