Tuesday, 25 August 2009

artist emma hack

The images above are artworks that are also wallpaper, based on the designs of Florence Broadhurst, but have been reinvented thanks to the skill of Emma Hack, a body painter (to say the least!). She will be part of Art Sydney this year, and is fast becoming a name to watch. Emma has won several prizes for her works.

Which five words best describe you? Creative, passionate, colourful, fun and Australian.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? I worked at Pizza Hut, studied make-up artistry, hairdressing, worked in nightclubs running promos, decor and fashion shows. Worked as a freelance hair and make-up artist and body artist as well as a stylist and producer for advertising shoots and last but not the least, an artist...
What’s your proudest achievement? Creating my first calendar and exhibition in 1999, a dream I had had since I created my first body painting.
What’s been your best decision? To follow my dreams and focus on my art career. Very fulfilling and now is finally paying off.
What was the starting point for this exhibition? My wallpaper images are inspired by the designs of Florence Broadhurst, the poses, crops and if animals or birds are featured - the emotion derived from the designs. The works I am currently creating are focused on Australian birds and wildlife, with the painted backgrounds based around the featured bird or animal my muses are holding.
Who inspires you? Dali and surrealism, nature, Verushka and design.
What are you passionate about? Learning more about contemporary art and the sky, especially on a floating cloud day!
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? To take risks and money shouldn't hold you back from achieving your dreams.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Dr David Suzuki
What dream do you still want to fulfil? To exhibit worldwide continually and continuing to create new ways of experimenting within my art form.
What are you reading? Mostly magazines but my downtime is usually spent dreaming up new creations!

images courtesy of emma hack


beachvintage.com said...

These are amazing. I didn't even see the models until I looked twice.

subira.adamaiway! said...

Hello! I have been a fan of your blog for awhile now and although I still love it to bits, I am sad to see that my favorite part with all the books you have read and are currently reading is no longer along the right-hand edge :( Is there any hope you'll bring them back? Or could you tell me how you got it to look so good so that I can do the same on my own blog?


Natalie Walton said...

Haha - Beach Vintage, yes, they're amazing!

Subirangela - aw, that's lovely to hear. I wasn't sure if anyone even noticed! My plan was to tidy them up a bit and update them as I was getting so busy with so many other things. The plan is to add a third column on the left and move things around a bit. will look into returning them if others are interested too. Let me know!!! thanks

ThePantaloon.com said...

brill. reminds me of garden state, the movie. z


Exquisite Accessories said...

Wow how amazin,g when I was a little girl there was an artist that did that in the UK wish I could remember there name my sister was studying make -up at the time & did my whole face like one of there paintings, she did a great job which I had a picture thanks for jogging my memory. Yes bring back your book column I am back into reading at the weekends will be nice to get recomendations ;)

Anonymous said...

What a clever and talented gal!!

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

wow! some people are so amazingly talented, aren't they? love it.
i also loved your book reviews along the side, i assumed that perhaps reading had to take a backseat for a while due to your little one....i know what that's like. x

Belen Art said...

Wonderful work. Emma Hack is so talented. I love her work. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Natalie Walton said...

Yes, Shelley, my book reading has dropped off a bit. Although I have to confess that I'm in a major magazine phase at the moment. I'm also not catching public transport, where I used to read a lot. But do still read so will look at a way to do the book reviews.

Natalie Walton said...

Thanks everyone for your comments on this post. Glad you enjoyed Emma's work. Can't wait to see it at Art Sydney.

debra@dustjacket said...

Oh I just adore this post, what talent! Those images are just amazing, love it and her, what a girl.

Lady San Pedro said...

Love the simple idea executed so skillfully!

Uber Spoony G said...

Totally cool! I love em!


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