Emily Besser

Artist statement

Emily Besser is an artist and jeweller working from her home studio in Sydney. Surrounded by her young children, Emily’s work is autobiographical and a reflection of her surroundings. Emily’s jewellery and painting practices are very much in sync;-bright, colourful, eclectic and textured. Inspired by daily life, family, environment and collected vintage finds.



The domestic is the scene in which I work and it is mirrored in my recent works. Motifs of the everyday, and traditionally of the feminine: vases, vessels, flowers, accompany and perhaps anchor the more ambiguous expressive and gestural marks. In this way, I am attempting to describe ‘everydayness’ while also giving form to an emotional current running beneath the surface and regularity of everyday life.