Emma’s sculpture appeals to the senses. Her work explores human experience: exploring our feelings, how we phyiscally respond to the world around us and how we meet everyday life and the subsquent choices we make.
The presentation of her figures is an integral part of Emma’s work, her figures playfully interact with their surroundings in a way that adds to their narrative, presenting us with a defining moment in life.
Kemp’s work broadly fits into two areas: the physical form and the mental or emotional state. Her enthusiasm for agility, acrobatics and dance can be seen in the scorpion handstand opposite or the work of more mental and emotional consideration in works such as Medicine for the Soul. Here we are quietly asked to ponder what the man atop the books is thinking.