Vulnerable LCVA  Emily VanderMey
Vulnerable LCVA  Emily VanderMey
Vulnerable LCVA  Emily VanderMey
Vulnerable LCVA  Emily VanderMey
Vulnerable LCVA  Emily VanderMey
 

Vulnerable is a reflection of the feeling of uncertainty and fear of what is unknown. Recent changes personally, socially and politically have left me feeling open, uncertain, and vulnerable. This work is intended to emulate this feeling through the viewer and through the sculptures themselves. The bugs are protected by their exoskeleton on the outside, but are left open and on their backs, a vulnerable position. The worms act as a looming presence as they twist back and forth in the air. Their sheer number causes discomfort. There is a tension, but also a calmness between the bugs and the worms which is captured in a moment in time.

Vulnerable was installed at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts- Main Street Gallery (April-May 2017) as a solo exhibition.