Emily Coker is a self taught multimedia artist living and creating in Oakland. Inspired and intrigued by all things vintage, Emily creates unique handmade journals from repurposed wood and vinyl records. Noticing the slow demise of old practices, traditions, and routines in this soft copy world, Emily wanted to create a tactile hard copy medium for all to enjoy. Each page of her journals is torn by hand to lend a rustic feel that evokes something familiar in the user. The books are versatile and can be used for many things, including journals, guest books, or even photo albums.
When not making books, Emily curates and runs an art event called Oakland Under $100 in an effort to pull together the Oakland community through the arts. She is honored to be showing at Rare Bird, which facilitates that very idea for the Oakland art community.
Emily’s work will be featured at the Rare Bird on Thursday, August 18, 2011 Click here for more information on the Rare Bird August Event.