We Stopped to Smell the Roses - Collage - The Roses
Acrylic on canvas background detail, gifted pressed flowers, etched perspex, gifted words
Unique edition - 40 x 40cm
Stop to Smell the Roses
There was a moment in time when the world stood still
The oceans cleared, The water ran clean The air breathed
And we stood and observed and felt and smelt... the roses
For a moment in time we ceased to fight each other and stood shoulder to shoulder against a common enemy that threatened bring us down
And we stopped to smell the roses.
I remember the time it happened before A long time ago, 30 years or more
A new country A new fight, a disease that could take my life.
No distractions from those that were closest
Purely a time to focus on healing
And smelling the roses
So the thoughts that we need to remember
Be it January or December Is to hold close that which is dear
And keep our heads quite clear To make time to smell the roses.
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.