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Illustrating the body

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.

A model is painted by artist Emma Hack in London. Hack, a leading skin illustrator, is painting naked models at the Art London fair, camouflaging them against a wallpaper background designed by Australian interior designer, Florence Broadhurst.

Model Painted By Emma Hack with Florence Broadhurst wallpaper - Image sourced from

The more recent Wallpaper Mandala collection features 10 new images, expertly blending the female form into Broadhurst designs. This new collection is a further celebration of Emma’s skill and expertise, where she merges Broadhurst’s wallpaper designs together with her own gorgeous colour palettes.

Mandala Wallpaper Collection

Emma’s Inspiration



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.


 So I am very excited to hear that Emma will be exhibiting her new collection Mirrored Whispers in Sydney on 27 April to 13 May 2012 at the Frances Keevil Art Gallery, ( images sourced from – A taster of the body art photography to be displayed is below.

For an extra treat I have included a link to show Emma’s work behind the scenes (Click Here).

On with the colourful journey…………….

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