Emma Howell

Three Years, No Kiss


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

Acrylic, soft pastel and pencil on paper, 6″ x 7.5″, 2020.


“I haven’t kissed anyone else since he left. It’s been three years.”

“Eggs make me think of him. He made great eggs. Sometimes fried in a seasoned cast iron skillet. Other times plopped into a ramen soup he made from scratch. We broke up and it was clean. Black. White. No lingering calls or texts or even closure. Blocked each other every which where. It crushed my entire being and I have yet to recover fully. It’s been five years and I’m married with a beautiful child now. But I still think of him every time I crack an egg.”

For all you know is our concrete, marshmallow love.  

Your innocence knows not of this broken, twisted world  

that I unconsciously, savagely plunged you into, unfurled.”


Unframed – If you would like this artwork fitted into a bespoke wooden frame (natural bare oak, dark stained oak, plain white or plain black), please specify on the checkout page or send me an email after your purchase.

An additional £30 for the frame + an extra shipping cost will be invoiced to you separately.


SKU: EH2020-90 Category: