Residency: Florist – Week 1

Read the Brooklyn-based artist’s first entry.


Residency is a two-part journal entry brought to you by one of our favorite artists.

This week, Emily Sprague of the Brooklyn-based project Florist shows us her drawings.

I’ve been drawing and making visual art to distance myself from music in the wake of just finishing the new Florist record, which was the focus of my creative energy for over a year. So that’s where I am at right now—detoxing and gearing up for whatever comes next musically, creative-wise. It has to be a natural feeling progression for me or I actually can’t make anything that I feel good about. I draw a lot actually, because I feel like it makes me remember and get excited again about songwriting when I’m feeling bored, but I hardly ever show anyone my drawings or non-music related art projects. I’m trying to be more multi-faceted with my presence in the “scene,” as someone sharing their art, because at the end of the day I don’t really see myself as a songwriter or a musician, but as some kind of designer with the ultimate goal of evoking a specific feeling. Music is just one avenue for that—and I don’t want my identity to be limited in that way.


‘Raining on the Fruit 1 + 2′

‘Pear in the Ring’

'Blue Pool'

‘Blue Pool’

Check out another project Emily Sprague curated this past week, Calm Watermelon, here.

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