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How to Transform a Bone into a Flower?
This 'magician' has the skills to do so.
Feature 17 Jul 2019

Artist / Set Designer, London
Ever thought about making some art while holding the bones on your chicken wings or roast ribs? Emma Witter is the creative spirit who magically transforms bones into delicate and intricate flower sculptures that are beautiful and gentle, exploring the theme of life and death. She recycles bones from her own consumption and that of friends, going on to source from chefs, butchers and by combing the shores of the River Thames, followed by her meticulous process to bleach the bones white. We chatted with her to glimpse into the kind of soul that lies behind these creations.
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In the art world currently I find most exciting that…
Some young artists are making a shit load of money.
Number of unanswered mails in your account today…
None! It’s usually the other way round!
Emma Witter, Untitled Emma Witter, Tulips 2
Perfect working outfit…
Stretchy sportswear intended for the gym…
Your everyday online art read is…
Artsy Magazine, An0ther Art+Photography
Most ridiculous thing you ever bought…
About 25 portions of KFC gravy so I could pour it into a chocolate fountain and make a gravy fountain for my hot wings.
Emma-Witter-In-Her-Studio-Credit-Pete-Woodhead Emma Witter, From Bloom 1.2, Bones on Wooden Base, C.Charlotte Oldman
This song brings you in a good mood straight away…
Sweet Soul Music, Arthur Conley
Favourite art x brand collaboration…
The jewellery by Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí
You first post on Instagram…
I’m ashamed to say it’s a cat photo…
Emma Witter, From Bloom 2.3, Bones on Wooden Base, C.Charlotte Oldman
Favourite hashtag…
#tasteofstreep
Your art world muses…
Susie MacMurray, Phoebe Cummings, Kate McGuire
Describe yourself with three emojis…
???
Emma-Witter-In-Her-Studio-Credit-Pete-Woodhead-14
Art-world gent I would love to have lunch with…
Jonah Pontzer!
Artists we should have on our watch list are…
Amy Leigh Bird, Chantal Powell, Clementine Keith Roach, Holly Hendry, Virginia Leonard,
 
 
Instagram: @emma_witter_bones | @w.i.t.t.e.r
Images via Emma Witter

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