An interview with and profile of Emily Peacock and her work in the exhibition Soft Diet at Hello Project Gallery:
In 1973, Mary Ainsworth, a psychologist who provided one of the most famous bodies of research on the differences in individual attachment, wrote that attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space. Throughout her body of work, Emily Peacock not only displays but exudes a strong sense of attachment to various members of her family. A large portion of her portfolio directly features her family members as the subject, but in her latest exhibition, Soft Diet — on display at Hello Project Gallery through February 7 — Peacock deviates from this tendency. Though a majority of the work still features members of her family, she focuses on manipulating items to depict the tactile experience of caring for her mother in a time of illness, and ultimately her passing.