BIRDS OF A FEATHER 2014
Emma continues her love of all feathered forms with her 'Birds of a Feather Collection, featuring strong, bright backdrops to her muse, holding birds of various species.
As with all of her works, the environmental statement of nurturing the beautiful creatures surrounding us prevails over this theme of quirky, colourful works in which her muse is expertly hand body painted into her painted canvas background.
The featured first artwork of this collection is 'Vreelands Cockatoo', a work based on the magnificent 'red room' of the late Diane Vreeland's NYC apartment which has drawn Emma's eye over the past years. 'I always imagined a Sulpher Crested Cockatoo perched in the room' says Emma.
Upcoming works, Camelia's and Peacock is an ode to her late Grandmothers garden and her love of the flowers. Blackberries and Crow which reflects the Chinese philosophy of crow as the sun and as the life source of the world, a optimistic look at the beauty of a bird our western civilisation tends to view as morbid.
These works were created in Emma's Pop-Up Gallery space over a 3 month span in 2014 and exhibited there as an evolving collection before heading to Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery in London as her first solo UK show. More works will be added as created during this space of time.