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Timelapse Poppies by Emma Bass

Timelapse Poppies by Emma Bass

Aotea Square, projection

15 April to 18 May, daily from sunset to midnight


Timelapse Poppies reflects the tragedy of the fallen, the hope of new generations and our role in creating a more harmonious future. Inspired by Emma’s Imperfect photographic works, Timelapse Poppies depicts the gradual degeneration and regeneration of poppies over a two minute time span in a never-ending cycle. This animated digital video will be displayed on the front of the Aotea Centre until 18 May.

Timelapse Poppies for Emma is very personal work as her own grandfather perished in a prisoner of war camp in Singapore during World War Two.

Emma was born in Liberia, lived in England and arrived in New Zealand when she was 6. She originally trained as a nurse, but her passion has always been photography. She has worked within the creative and commercial photographic industry for the past 21 years. A sought after commercial photographer, Emma still finds her artistic pursuits the most fulfilling.

Emma’s Imperfect series features beautiful arrangements of demising and imperfect flowers and flora. Imperfect is a gentle contemplation which muses upon the temporality of life, and creates and reveals another form of beauty. Most of the flowers were gathered within the gardens of Mt Eden where Emma lives with her two children Olive (13) and George (5). Her book Imperfect, a collection of her imperfect botanical arrangements, was recently published by PQ Blackwell.


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