Emma Talbot creates mixed media installation pieces, many of these textile based. Her show at Gallery Twenty Two was really well curated, with the fabrics hung in diagonals across the space from coloured cords. They floated and draped and the light from the big glass window cast very lovely reflections and shadows over them.
Talbot uses a mixture of digital print and hand painting in her work, digitally printing first and then working back into the image. The digital prints begin as scans of her paintings so the working process is very circular. As well as illustrations she creates pattern like designs which then act as a backdrop to her graphic style. The patterns evoke a nostalgic sensation because they seem to replicate 1970s styles which perhaps is to reflect the life story that she is telling in her pieces. Printing onto sheer fabrics allowed light to pass through them, making the illustrations dreamlike.