Troy Emery works primarily with textiles in a sculptural practice to produce figurative forms and imagery. His artwork examines the discourse surrounding our positioning within the natural world. Emery is interested in the boundaries between fine art,museums, natural history, craft, and the domestic space, seeing his works as blurring between each of thesethresholds.

Emery’s work also looks at his own personal anxiety as well as a collective anxiety around our position within nature. He views the animal form as being representative of the other, an outsider to the experience of being human. Emery’s works function as both decorative motifs and tokens of ecological ruination and alienation. His work’s obscure forms under lurid colour and textures, exploring a materiality through the use of mass-produced decorative craft components. These function as a point of opposition to the traditions of hard figurative sculpture.