Editor for digital scholarly publications by day, and a musician/artist/event organizer by night. Emily has played rock guitar and violin in bands for a dozen years (after jumping the fence from classical)--in bands The Operators, Quincunx, and Shepherdess and Somerville music collectives Handstand Command and Compound 440R.
Rebecca Volynsky does not see her work as scripted or planned. When creating mixed media collages, she attempts to reach a destination where all of her ideas and visions are the most clear. Everything that spills out onto paper in the form of repeating patterns and symbolic imagery is under her control. She begins by placing and arranging paper and other media on a surface in order to remove them. Old photographs, graph paper, colorful drops of watercolor, thin sheets of transparent tissue and graphite markings that look as though they attack the page are combined.