With a keen observation of nature, Emma Rosa uses multi-disciplinary techniques and mixed media to create botanical studies from fabric and thread, capturing the essence of a plant.
She is deeply drawn to antiquated botanical illustrations, how they capture the whole plant – every element is important, not just the flower that most regard as the focus of beauty - where science and art meet.
Marrying a foundation in fine art and a past career in dressmaking, she utilises machine embroidery and traditional Japanese flower making techniques, creating intricate botanical detailing. Finished pieces are often set in salvaged glass domes, vintage bottles, science equipment or specimen jars.
Nestled in the heart of rural Devon, the turning of the seasons, conservation and folklore are the threads that weave through her work.
Emma is open for commissions both big and small.