Stories from the Deep Blue | Emma Louise Pratt

I wander in my mind and find myself flying over the Pacific or submerged under waves, making ripples, remembering blessings and warnings, stories and moments when the natural world told me I was not alone but instead an interconnected piece of an expanding, living universe.

Here is the first story, a memory I enjoyed sharing with my children, a canvas I enjoyed starting with my neighbours’ children, and a soundscape I enjoyed creating while having two budding composers add their own original composition.

In the Bay, Emma Louise Pratt 2020, 140 x 150 cm acrylic on canvas. This painting is impossible to photograph well at home. Half the colours are lost in this full image, but at least it shows the proportions Various blues and greens are layered up in glazes, the predominant blue being ultramarine.
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In the Bay: Detail I

The plan is to find a way for this body of work to be developed further, and for our musicians to receive an opportunity to develop their skills and record in a proper studio. Another objective is to make connections to people around us and to institutions in the city where we are. Most of all, to create something to be enjoyed and to delight in the creating.

Phosphorescence in the Bay, Emma Louise Pratt 2020 127 x 127 cm acrylic on canvas
Detail of Phosphorescence in the Bay, by Emma Louise Pratt 2020 127 x 127 acrylic ink paper on canvas
Detail of Phosphorescence in the Bay, by Emma Louise Pratt 2020 127 x 127 acrylic ink paper on canvas