BHS Student Spotlight on Emma Posey
By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on March 03, 2018
I mostly doodled in a notebook and drew book covers. My mom was a sculptor and she would sculpt dogs, because that’s what she got commissioned, and I would sculpt dogs with her. I got to give them little rhinestone eyes, which was really cute.
Surrealism, which is giving dream-like qualities, things that can’t happen in real life, to realistic things.
I didn’t have my first class until my junior year, last year. I’m pretty much all self-taught.
What do you hope to do after college?
I would like to get a degree in illustration, and I want to write books for children about accepting yourself— including sexual preference and identity. Hopefully, in the future, I would like to open a giant art center that would hold free classes for people who can come and do the art that they’d like, even if they can’t afford it. I just want it to be a big safe zone for artists to be themselves.