On a disappearing dry lake bed outside Las Vegas,
speculative artifacts hint at stories of survival, love and persistence in a dreamscape of wild queer futures.
Excavated out of material collecting and remaking, they imagine genderfluid renewal as a guide for building multiexpressive new worlds.
The whiptail lizard, from a parthenogenetic species, provides inspiration for alternate-gendered existences thriving outside of the hetero-patriarchal status quo.
Foundry craft embodies a process of inherent transformation that Emily explores as a queer practice.
Discarded scrap aluminum is recast to capture moments of movement and metamorphosis while documenting the gradual evolution of everyday life.
Immortalized artifictions such as opalized softballs and petrified hot pants defy queer exclusion in history, while riding the dynamics of genderhood to the brink of non-normative inevitability.
Emily Budd (she/they) is a lesbian artist specializing in time travel through mold-making. Drawing from a background in bronze-casting and paleontology, their sculptural work challenges the human perception of time and speculates on our own futurity and fossilization. Reformative monuments, artifacts and memorials become an act of queer place-making while contemplating human sustainability when facing imminent change. Experiences as a foundry craftsperson and metalworker allow her to navigate between structure and experimentation within a queer context, exploring the possibilities of a separated difference. Budd currently lives and works in Las Vegas, NV.