We Stopped to Smell the Roses - Collage - I Close My Eyes
Acrylic on canvas background detail, gifted pressed flowers, etched perspex, gifted words
Unique edition - 40 x 40cm
When I close my eyes
The theatre begins:
Summer garden parties
Lemonade sips; smashing walnuts open
The majestic silence of trees
Skyward dancing geraniums
That curtsy on being picked for the posey
I close my eyes
To hide and seek...
Fragmented moments -
Fall like daisy petals
Wild spinning clothesline
Free in flight - carousel
To the laughter
Of a familiar playground
Close my eyes
To open, today
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.