Chinoiserie (pronounced [ʃinwazʁi], derived from the French word Chinois, meaning "Chinese") is the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions, especially in the decorative arts, garden design, architecture, literature, theater, and musical performances.
In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang (also yin-yang or yin yang, 陰陽 yīnyáng "dark—bright") describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.
‘Yin' and ‘Yang', Emma’s newest works feature the delicate positioning of her muse as porcelain busts interacting within her painterly backgrounds, exploring the intriguing beauty of her oriental neighbours. Motifs and butterflies cluster together in a pattern collision of calmness and beauty that Emma is well-known for.
The 1-5 of Yin and Yang, are close crops of the main images and available as 'pigment cotton prints', stretched and mounted into a deep white frame at 25cm x 25cm in size.