My work is an investigation into elements of the sublime, the unfixed and the hidden in nature.
My work explores an interest in traditional Romantic and Classical landscape concepts such as the search for an Idyll, escapism, and the desire to seek comfort in the sublime.
I investigate these ideas with a variety of media to help explore the boundaries between the abstract and the representational and also to challenge the viewers’ perception of ‘traditional’ landscape.
I aim to create illusionary, psychological spaces based on my encounters with nature.
Emma Semple (b. 1982) works from Glasgow, graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 2005. Emma’s work is primarily concerned with nature, landscape and the environment. She exhibits throughout Scotland and has recently been awarded the RSA Latimer Award and the SSA Cairn Energy Prize for her work.