Focusing on a methodical collecting of the intangible, my work acts as a response to (or as a reproduction of) a series of gathered social situations, including both spoken interaction and digital communication. Through the observation of the language being used around me and on my feed, I document what I hear or read and integrate it into sculptural installations. These phrases are a reflection of my generation’s identity. Habitually used words and trending phrases are reproduced in stitched fabric, embroidered, or woven on a loom. I create soft sculptures which interact with each other spatially to signify the identity of a young contemporary speaker/sharer.


Emily Blei Hracho is a third generation artist living and working in Reading, Pennsylvania. She concentrated in Fiber & Material Studies at Tyler School of Art where she received her BFA. She has shown locally and internationally. Her work reflects upon her generation's identity through a focus on collected language and internet culture.