Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Blog

Hello old friends,

I won't be posting anymore to this blog. You can find my new blog here:


Monday, April 22, 2013

It's going to be alright

It's Going to be Alright
33"x55"(or something)

Started at Vermont Studio Center
Completed at "Grandma's Basement Residency"
April 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

In all that Noise I Almost Lost You

In All That Noise I Almost Lost You
Oil and graphite on canvas
(45x65"ish-I'm totally guessing)


painted at Vermont Studio Center, January 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Essence of Separation

 I made this book as part of my Integrative Project (thesis-like thing) my senior year at UofM. I hadn't gotten around to documenting it properly until now. So here it is, for the first time in digital format, (mostly) uncut, with captions to illuminate the illegible.

The Essence of Separation
A Broad but Finite
(By Emerson Schreiner)

The Schizoid Experience

People Are Best Understood
When Faced with Threats from
Schizoid Individuals

Let me explain

The Garden

And "A Rat A Rat!"


They Didn't Speak.


The Obsessive
Music of Life

The Hated Child

A Murder Done
Whose Blood
And Hate
Go Well Beyond
Devotion To

I Followed Her

Didn't Explain
She Didn't

I Remember That
The Day Everything

 I Remember

The Rain

All That They Gave Her

She Was
Like Frost
(was always like that)

He Watched Her He Watched
Slip Through His Fingers

 He's Going
She Said,
"Just Wake Him Up"
I Shook My Head

God Knows
So do you

Ha! Let me know if you can make any sense of it.


Friday, March 29, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Emerson Scans Things

So every once in a while a fun thing will happen and I'll "finish" a sketchbook. This usually takes me roughly a year to do, but also usually I have 2 or 3 that I'm working on at once. So this fun thing happened to me recently so let me show some highlights


But first, let me say this. I've been regularly keeping a sketchbook since I was 13. When I was a teenager I wouldn't let anyone look in them because they were far too personal. It was my place to draw without having to worry about what anyone else thought. Now, I approach sketchbooks essentially the same way, the key difference being that I now let people look inside them.

And so I can only imagine that most anyone's reaction when looking through one of these is something like,

"yo, what is wrong with this dude?"

And I suppose that's because at the time I wasn't really worried about what you thought

but of course now I am

So I still get very nervous showing these

but here they are anyway


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alone with the elves

The Empty

The Crazy

The Hopeful

The Pleading

The Seething

The Innocent

The Thought Inbetween

The End

Acrylics on paper, 6.5"x10" and 10"x13"

Completed at Gullkistan Residency in Iceland (