The front hallway at Alpine Bed and Breakfast is dedicated to highlighting local artists. Each month we will feature one or two artists and their work.
100% of the proceeds from all sales go directly to the artists.
This Month’s Featured Artists
Constructing mosaics is using pieces of various materials and placing them together to create a new whole. It became a way for me to restore myself. After more than 25 years in the Military and teaching in public schools, along with a chaotic personal life, I was broken. So, I began by breaking things and putting them together mostly on furniture at first. Amazingly, I fell in love with my new adventure. I am inspired everyday by the beauty that surrounds us. Sharing my interpretations of the beauty is what I want to accomplish.
Therefore, I humbly thank all who enjoy the works I have completed, from furniture to commissioned pieces, to my own inspirations. At
this time, you can contact me either through email or phone number listed below. I can provide you with more pictures of my work or talk with you about making a special piece.
Collage is my favorite medium. I love how scraps of paper and the odd image can transform to represent something new. It can make sense out of chaos, and at times, chaos out of sense
I was born and raised in Alpine, Texas, and I have been fortunate to lead a diverse and interesting life. I grew up in a ranching community and was surrounded by animals wild and domestic. I love hiking and just admiring the mountains and desert of Far West Texas. There is a peace and tranquility here like few other places I have been. Even the smells are as unique as the weather and can tell many stories.
In 1995 I discovered another remarkable place on earth. My sister Pat had been living on the Island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas for several years. I was living in Corpus Christi at the time. My father and I went to visit Pat for Christmas.
I met a salvage group from Minnesota that needed a cook for their dive boat. I got that job and didn’t return to the US for months! I worked for them for 2 years, cruising around the islands and feeding hungry treasure divers. We never found much treasure but the experiences were unforgettable.
Since those days I have called Eleuthera my second home. The Bahamians have a loving and positive nature that is truly what makes these islands “paradise.” I have a small home on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic. When on island I often use beach trash to create art, which is sold at a local gift shop. I also sell Beach Trash Art at Gallery on the Square (GOTS) here in Alpine. 50% of the sales from “Beach Trash Art” goes to the Ocean Conservancy.
This is why West Texas and the tropics are both depicted in my work. For me there is a direct correlation between the desert and the sea.
When I am here I miss the ocean: when I am on Eleuthera I miss the mountains.
More of Emory’s art is on display at Gallery on the Square, 117 W Holland Ave., Alpine TX, (432) 837-7203.