Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson explores the fragmented, multifaceted nature of memory, time and history. Her works are characterised by an almost compulsive use of collection, categorisation, deconstruction and the juxtaposition of objects, images and text. Johnson reconstructs maps into artworks, cutting paths and layers into each piece, obsessively transforming the original into something reconstituted, new and complex. As functional objects, they are rendered virtually unreadable, but symbolically they suggest a journey (both geographical and artistic) and a continued attempt to communicate and pin down the streams of information and thought that characterise our lives.