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. Through the observation of the language being used around me, I record what I hear or find and integrate it into sculptural installations. These phrases are a reflection of my generation’s identity. Habitually used words 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.


Emily Blei Hracho is a third generation artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She concentrated in Fibers & 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.