Emma Bass

by Emma Bass

$1,850.00 NZD - $2,800.00 NZD / On Sale


Emma Bass is an established artist with a colourful and distinctive take on Flora, Photography – and life.

"Marigolds symbolize positive emotions; passion, energy, warmth, happiness, joy and good luck." – Emma Bass, 2022

In this work Bass artfully creates a god-like sunburst of floating Marigolds. Pointed hands reference Michelangos’s Sistine Chapel amplifying the ethereal nature of the work when presented at scale within the cityscape, where the work played on LUMO Digital billboards nationwide, as part of the 'Vitamin See' campaign by Art Ache.

This work was created in conjunction with Aimee Ralfini's work The Marigolds and uses the same core ingredients – Marigolds from the artists' garden and a Bestway swimming pool. The hands featured in the work belong to Ralfini and that of her neighbour, the work was shot the Auckland's cultural melting-pot – Ōtāhuhu.

The title of The work Solar Power speaks to the power of nature and makes a clear reference to the symbology of the Marigold flower across cultures, religions, and societies.

Emma Bass is an established photographer with a global audience. Her work has twice been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show in London. In the current 2022 show, Bass' work 'Watershed Moment' is on display. In 2016 ‘Hydrangeas 8.50 am’ was also exhibited – a work typical of the artists' photographic style; decorative and seductive floral compositions in collectible vases. More recently her work '.

More info: Emma Bass | Podcast | website.

Solar Power is available to purchase in two sizes:
500 x 800mm unframed* – Edition of 30
750 x 1200mm unframed* – Edition of 12

Printed on archival Giclée paper.
For 15% discount – Enter MARIGOLD at checkout.

*Framing can be organised for an additional fee.