Who Is Oddball?
Hey there! My name is Emma and I’ve been passionate about art & the act of creativity for as long as I can remember.
I'm a Canadian abstract artist currently based in Ottawa, Canada and my dream is to pursue art as my full-time career.
In my art, I love the use of bright and bold colour palettes, squiggly and curvy lines, and repetitive symbols that emerge as I create (commonly eyes, numbers, and words). I like to explore the themes of the circularity of life, self-perception, identity, trauma, mental illness, womanhood, collective lived history, living in a troubling society, and the interconnections between all existing things and systems.
I'm always excited to start new projects and I hope that you either engage with my art, or we can work together creatively!
The Oddball's Story
The Oddball began as a simple abstract symbol that I began drawing over and over because something about it captured me: a circle with a line through it. It felt simple but mysterious, and I was determined to attribute some meaning to it.
Years later, the Oddball, as it stands, has become a symbol that distills the essence of myself and my art; the circle representing the cycles of life, which I explore frequently in my art, and the abrupt lines running through it representing the unexpected and a break from the norm.
The Oddball philosophy is to break the rules, explore new mediums, and make mistakes.
The Oddball Gallery
A lil sneak peak mish mash of my work.