Emma’s practice explores the ways in which humans perceive and relate to nature. She utilises symbolism derived from both Eastern and Western philosophies to highlight current issues in this fundamental relationship. In her work, the representation of human manipulation and disconnection to nature, is contrasted by elements of regrowth; symbolising survival, balance and renewal. Emma’s process involves the creation of sculptural assemblages that are then photographed and translated into charcoal drawings. Born in New Zealand, Emma graduated from Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art in Fine Art. Since completing her degree Emma has exhibited throughout Australia. Her works have been short-listed in the Paul Guest and JADA Drawing Prizes.