Ema Scott finds inspiration from her spiritual connection to the past. She considers her sculptural work ‘design by descent’.
Ema views her work as a tangible expression of an unbroken chain of creativity linking her, through her parents, to her Tipuna (ancestors) and ultimately to the source of all creation.
Ema is of Maori, Irish and Scottish descent. Her iwi is Te Arawa/Ngati Whakaue/Te Ati Awa/Ngati Raukawa.
Ema’s father designed their home and she says that it has had a profound effect upon her that it is like living within a sculpture close to the Tuki Tuki River and Haumoana Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Her studio is at a very special (Ukaipo) enclave of family.