Painter, illustrator, and author Emily Martin builds worlds around portraits of young girls and baby-faced animals. But like Alice’s Wonderland, there’s as much haunting eeriness as innocence in her work. Her art’s time-stopping calmness means that if you gander too long, you risk getting lost (perhaps happily) in the little odd landscapes where her characters reside. Martin’s latest big news is Oddfellow’s Orphanage, a children’s novel.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.