Shifting between regional North East Victoria and the inner city suburbs of Melbourne for most of her life, Emma currently lives and works out of her studio in Beechworth, nestled amongst the eucalypts.
An enthusiast of the simple life, Emma finds solace and inspiration when immersed in nature, either bushwalking close to home, or exploring roads less travelled when taking time out in her camper van.
Place, time and being at home in the world are the central ideas that build and drive Emma's practice. Her relationship with space and her surroundings are the foundations on which her work grows. Describing her works as abstract landscape paintings, their intention is not so much to show you a place, but rather to suggest how it felt.
Emma believes that the landscape is not just the line and colour of the ground but a projection of the shape and character within a person's thinking. With a process aided by memory, Emma describes time as being like liquid, if not cupped in the right way, can run instantly through our fingers. Using this notion within her practice, the juxtaposing virility and delicacy of the landscape is expressed through the making process, and with tightly cupped hands, she slows time down.
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