Seattle based artist William Emmert’s drawings look like spectacularly creative maze depictions that you would find at a cheesy restaurant in the middle of nowhere to appease children. The big difference between these renderings and the ones you’d find in the greasy food joint is that they are smart, bright and non-linear. The lines in the bodies and faces of these faceless people are not strict maze recreations. They are, rather, trippy, 80s-esque pieces that reflect Emmert’s attention to where our eye is drawn on the image. Lines everywhere, with sparse colour in some pieces, our focus is on the chaotic, detailed central figure set against a minimal backdrop, who is perfectly situated in the piece.
By: Sarah MacDonald