Identity in Dialogue: A Conversation with Emilie Brzezinski
by Aneta Georgievska-Shine
Born in Geneva, Switzerland, of Czech parents, Emilie Benes Brzezinski has lived in the United States since her childhood. Though her artistic career goes back to the early ’70s, a period in which she experimented with a variety of media, including plastic, latex, and wood fiber, she is best known for her rough-hewn sculptures made from expressively carved tree trunks. Working with ax and chainsaw, she creates large-scale forms that preserve the natural shapes of the trees and amplify their essential character.
Brzezinski’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums in the U.S. and internationally, and her sculptures are found in various private and corporate collections. In 2014, her work was the subject of a retrospective at the Kreeger Art Museum. Two other monumental works were simultaneously installed in Washington,
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