One of my favourite songs of the year so far has to be “Someone That I Used To Know” by Gotye. (click to watch the video). It was the anthem of my,…. and most of Australia’s, summer. But even more of a bonus is the video which feature the body artistry work of Adelaide based skin illustrator, photographer and sculptor Emma Hack.
I first saw Emma’s work when I was researching Florence Broadhurst. Emma was given the blessing from Signature Prints to access the Iconic Florence Broadhurst archives of some 530 wallpaper and fabric designs. This provided the inspiration for her to put together the Wallpaper Collection and the more recent Wallpaper Mandala Collection. The first ever work took 19 hours to complete, and more recent works between 8-15 hours. Understandably Emma says it is an exhausting process for artist and indeed the model.
Emma began exploring the idea of camouflage, drawing inspiration from iconic model of the 1960’s/70’s, Veruschka, who painted herself into rustic walls and naturalistic settings.