Emily van Lidth de Jeude is a multimedia visual and literary artist living on Bowen Island, in Canada.
Although I studied mostly painting, printmaking, and mixed-media sculpture, my creativity spills into
just about every medium. My work has been described as messy, rough, honest, and emotional.
It tends toward installation, performance, and books, and is often political, or community-centred.
I am interested in the impressions that past experience and heredity leave on us and on our existence
as earth-dwelling social animals. I am greatly influenced by expressionism and the natural sciences, as
well as by mythology. I find inspiration and joy in growing and wildcrafting medicinal plants and in the
rural lifestyle that I and my family lead. I am a mother and unschooler of two children, and an avid singer of traditional ballads.