Emma repurposes second-hand books to create intricate sculptures which appear to emerge directly from the paper pages giving life to the ideas and knowledge contained within each book. Having graduated from University College London in 2017 with a degree in History of Art, it is from an academic and research-led orientation that she approaches sculpture.
In addition to art history, her diverse interests are evident in the themes of her work, including architecture, botany, entomology, engineering, music and history. It is however the natural world which is the overarching theme in Emma’s work as she aims to highlight how, in order to achieve balance in our increasingly digital society, we need to return to and embrace nature. This notion is perfectly embodied in her choice of material as she purposely incorporates and celebrates the natural aging process of books and also references the origin of the paper itself by regularly transforming the pages back into ancient trees.
Emma has exhibited her work in galleries in Cambridge and London and also internationally at art fairs in London and Hong Kong since 2013 and her work is held in private collections around the world.