Melbourne born, but currently Berlin based, Emma Collard is an artist who places no limits on her creative medium.
From installation works such as 'Fabricated Life' and 'Push, Pull, Push, Pull, Put. Put.'; where she utilises large objects – usually foam or some other form of soft or malleable product (pool noodles are one of my favourites of her tools)– and envelopes a significant space, to more interactive projects and collaborations with fellow Melbourne artists, Emma Collard's work always has a signature air of fun.
"I like to make odd objects that you can look at and imagine activating into something a bit humorous and silly", she explains.
"My drive to be an artist comes from an interest in objects and materials. I think if I wasn't an artist I would have to find another way to release that interest. I'm super into hula hooping as a hobby because I love how the body adapts to a plastic hoop– so maybe I would have a lot of object based hobbies."
Lucky for us Collard is indeed an artist and her latest project, 'Cluster Vases' is suitably as fun and curious as her others. The resin vases are playful and unexpected, and with their range of pastel and muted tones, they are very much 'right now'. The dual spout wonders have been designed to stand alone as well as in clusters, meaning you can hold back or go all out Emma Collard style and create a little cluster vase community all your own.
Collard explains; 'what really interested me about them is how they can be placed together. I like the idea of the people who buy them to be able to assemble them into different arrangements ad clusters.
This foray into homewards has definitely been a successful one and if you want to get your hands on one they are available now at Melbourne's Monk House Design.
Photography / Elise Wilken for Monk House Design
Words/ Jamie-Maree Shipton