We Stopped to Smell the Roses - Collage - Cotton Candy Clouds
Acrylic on canvas background detail, gifted pressed flowers, etched perspex, gifted words
Unique edition - 40 x 40cm
There is something to be said for the way that the sun sets and rises over the ocean. Morning pastels like the sky is just starting to open her eyes. Cotton candy clouds and delicate hues. She is gently reminding you that there is always beauty if you are willing to look.
Bare feet on the sand becomes a meditation, cold and powdery between your toes.
Waves crash and this is her song, and if you listen deeply there is just silence and her sound. Kissing the shoreline.
And as the sun takes her place back in the horizon to set on another day she shatters the sky with intensity. Blues, Pinks, Purples cloud become shadows of experiences and emotions. Her last reminder that no matter what you may be experiencing. Nothing is permanent. Treasure this moment and know that she will rise again tomorrow.
And you can too.
Emma has received great acclaim for her refined body paint camouflage technique; through a combination of painting on canvas, body painting and studio-based photography, her work evokes a rich array of visual narrative and magical realism.
Best known for her Wallpaper series (2005-2013)- in which she painstakingly camouflaged the human form by hand painting her models into the remarkable designs of the late Florence Broadhurst. Emma Hack’s diverse artwork collections draw inspiration from the unique Australian flora and fauna, as well as Oriental influences and expanding to fine embroidered portraits.
Emma Hack’s collaboration with Grammy award winning musician Gotye resulted in the iconic, award winning music video for Somebody That I Used to Know, which has been viewed by over a Billion people worldwide, raising her profile in the US, UK and Europe. Emma has since worked on major artistic commissions for luxury brands and the artistic community including her 'Madame Hanoi’ portrait, currently the largest body art mural in the world, standing at 8m in height, gracing the walls of Celebrity Chef, Nic Watt’s restaurant of the same name in Adelaide.
Emma Hack opened her own, flagship gallery and studio in North Adelaide, re-launching in the center of Adelaide throughout 2018. Emma's work is held in numerous private and corporate collections globally.