Emma Stern

@Lava_Baby

  • "This current body of work is based on portraits of avatars built within software intended for horny game devs..."

    Emma, great to talk to you. I've always been fascinated to know, where do you find your inspiration?


    A lot of online fetish/fandom and DeviantArt message boards. 


    What would you say has been the highlight of your career so far?


    Being accepted into and participating into an incredible global community of artists. 


    What is your process like? How do you decide what to paint? And do you always incorporate computer rendered characters?


    This current body of work is based on portraits of avatars built within software intended for horny game devs ;]


    aha! and Can you tell us a bit about your colour palette? How did it develop?


    I use my favorite colors, which also happen to be colors indicative of a cyberscape rather than IRL landscape, which fits in nicely with the subject matter.


    Perfect! so, How has your daily routine changed in the studio during the current world situation? What does a normal day look like for you now?


    I was very fortunate that when the lockdown started I had just begun what was meant to be a 3 week residency in Los Angeles. Luckily the residency got extended given the circumstances, so I've just been in the studio grinding every day, eat, sleep, repeat. In a way, it has been a gift.


    thank you emma. and finally, I ask everyone this question... who is your current favourite practicing female artist?


    Lisa Yuskavage @lisayuskavagestudio