The Big Sad

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Emily Robards is a visual artist, surreal poet, practicing hermit and country mouse.
She works with the themes of home, nature, love, and the self.
Her practice links together the spiritual and natural world, with an underlining narrative of innocence and the uncanny. Her work tends to be impulsive, drawn from a thought or moment
Robards work embraces the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi,
‘Nothing lasts, nothing is finished and nothing is perfect.’

She is inspired by the primitive and sees beauty in the broken.

Born in County Limerick, Ireland; Emily graduated in 2014, from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) where she studied Fine Art Printmaking and Contemporary Practice (BA Hons).
Emily has been exhibited locally and internationally.

Living with chronic pain has brought her from where she has been to where she is today.
When she is not working on her art she divides her time between her large menagerie of pigeons, chickens, exotic birds and other much loved creatures.


Monochrome Awards:
Wildlife Honorable Mention (Amateur Category)
Undergraduate Awards: Shortlisted for the Highly Commended in the Visual Arts Category


Independent artist


The Big Sad



 THE BIG SAD, 2012

A visual representation of anxiety and depression. Selection of 10 digital images.