Emerald has a background in stained glass and runs her own business, Fire Horse Glass. She runs arts and craft-based workshops at schools and community centres. Her latest large project was a series of windows based on Bible stories at a primary school in Kent.
The paintings in this exhibition derive from her experience of living in Japan where she found inspiration from the Buddhist belief in incarnation and the notion of life as circular.
She says, “The paintings depict circles, the default shape of the universe – electrons revolve around neutrons as stars spin around galaxy centres. Life could also be described as circular: we often come back to the same points again and again, hopefully with more knowledge and experience.”