Emma’s art is a step into the imaginary realm of monsters...!
These stunning little monsters seem to be from a make-believe world all of their own. Each creature is a little bit strange and a little bit shy.
Emma works with gouache and pencil on wood and paper. She often revivifies pages from old books by recycling them in her work, as she has done here for Whale I and Whale II.
Emma finds inspiration in Art Brut, outsider art, and native people’s representations of the world. This is reflected in her pared-down drawing style and semi-automatic process. Emma enjoys working freely and avoids planning in her work.
In this series, Emma invites us into an imaginary world under the sea. Cities have formed like barnacles on these sea creatures’ backs; mini-Atlanti are sequined between fish scales. Emma has created organic metropolises deep beneath the waves.
Emma is a Sydney based, full time artist. She trained as a photographer and printmaker, and created the Whale works as monoprints (a form of print making which only allows for one image to be produced).