An outsider queer from the rural midwest, currently working in the wild American west, Emily Budd draws from her background in foundry craft, mold-making and paleontology to create sculptural works that challenge the human perception of time and speculate on the potential of our own futurity and fossilization. Budd received her MFA degree from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California, and has recently completed artist residencies at Salem Art Works in upstate New York, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming, and Recology San Francisco, where she spent four months developing a new body of work made from materials gleaned archaeologically at the city dump. With a practice that spans from trash-digging and metal fabrication to experimental casting processes and bronze memorials, while grappling with ideas of geologic time scales and the forces of nature, Budd continues to transform found objects that question the limits of identification and classification and explore the possibilities of a separated difference.