Emily Funk’s expressive monoprints on paper allow us into her world, to see subjects as she subjectively sees them. Most often focusing on the depiction of celebrities, Funk takes tabloid imagery and through her process distorts them into haunting icons. Funk’s approach begins with a mass produced cultural image and ends with a one of a kind monoprint, rebelling against the postmodern tendency to produce for the masses and appeal to the masses. Funk’s process of printing in black ink and then painting over it suggests a masquerading effect of the figures, as if to say although they are part of our collective cultural consciousness we are viewing them through Funk’s personal lens and emotional interpretation.