Published by Royal Academy of Arts. Text by Emma Stibbon.
The British painter Emma Stibbon (born 1962) is fascinated by environments in flux. Her work often explores the impact of natural forces: the shifting tectonic plates, volcanic activity and powerful glaciers that shape and transform the Earth’s surface. Stibbon has accompanied research expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans, lived and worked in Hawai’i and has made several visits to Norway, Iceland and Stromboli, off the coast of northern Sicily. Fire and Ice presents the sketches she made during her travels. They have the immediacy of work made at speed using materials to hand, such as volcanic ash, produced in difficult circumstances and often frozen conditions. The book is introduced by the artist, who, informed by her discussions with vulcanologists and glaciologists, explains why she is drawn to depict nature’s extremes.
Published by Kerber. Text by Andreas Teltow, Carolyn Wilde.
The powerful graphite and pastel drawings and woodcuts of British artist Emma Stibbon (born 1962) traverse topographies both urban and remote. In this Berlin cycle, Stibbon investigates the utopian aspirations of modernist avant-garde buildings and totalitarian architectural experiments in the German capital, which include construction relics from the time of the German Emperor, the Weimar Republic, Nazism, the postwar period and post-wall Berlin.