Emma repurposes secondhand books to create intricate sculptures which appear to emerge directly from the paper pages giving life to ideas, information or stories contained within the books. By playing with scale her fascination with detail can be fully realised as fine strips of text are transformed into rigging on a seafaring galleon, printed words become individual feathers shaping a bird’s wing or singular letters form the bricks of grand buildings.
Having always been happiest in nature, the natural world features heavily in Emma's work. With trees offering a particular fascination, the origin of the paper itself is often referenced as the paper pages are transformed back into ancient trees.
In 2017 Emma graduated from University College London with a degree in History of Art, the study of which continues to inspire the development of her sculptural work. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Cambridge and London and also internationally at art fairs in London and Hong Kong since 2013.