FIRST PUBLIC ARTWORK – “Timelapse Poppies” in Aotea Square

April 16, 2015

Emma was very excited when her first public artwork was shown as a moving video projection on the outside of the Aotea Centre for a month.

This work was part of the ANZAC day commemorations in memory of the fallen soldiers, which she was proud to be a part of.

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Timelapse Poppies reflects the tragedy of the fallen, the hope of new generations and our role in creating a more harmonious future.

Inspired by Emma’s Imperfect photographic works, Timelapse Poppies depicts the gradual degeneration and regeneration of poppies over a two minute time span in a never-ending cycle. 

Timelapse Poppies for Emma is very personal work as her own grandfather perished in a prisoner of war camp in Singapore during World War Two.

 Emma was born in Liberia, lived in England and arrived in New Zealand when she was 6.  She originally trained as a nurse, but her passion has always been photography.  Emma has worked within the creative and commercial photographic industry for the past 21 years.

A sought after commercial photographer, Emma still finds her artistic pursuits the most fulfilling.

Emma’s Imperfect series features beautiful arrangements of demising and imperfect flowers and flora.  

 

Imperfect is a gentle contemplation which muses upon the temporality of life, and creates and reveals another form of beauty.

 

Most of the flowers were gathered within the gardens of Mt Eden where Emma lives with her two children Olive (14) and George (7).