Artist, Printer, Embroiderer and Traveller




Emma Philippa Maeve

I believe in channelling my creative urges as a Flâneuse in order to produce unique artwork. Inspiration for the work is seen through my eyes and documentation of surface and pattern. My perspective as an artist is to remain traditional yet contemporary with influences from places I have travelled to mainly Asia. Art is how one portrays colour and texture through applied arts.






The work carried out by Emma was based from her primary research, travelling in China, and her journeys that took her on the path as a Flaneuse looking at both urban and natural landscapes, working on a narrative to provide both landscape inspired prints and structured embroidery pieces.


Exploring the everyday through the concepts of Flaneur, aspiration and gathered research from China will be interpreted into pieces of applied arts and as a practising designer maker through techniques such as print and embroidery.


Design development will be created through the methodology of Flaneur where documentation has been processed and two collections will be developed. Natural landscape and urban landscape will be inspired by surface and pattern.


Flaneur – a man who saunters around observing society

Ethnography – systematic study of people and culture

How the work has developed from last year –continuation of abstract work and working within the market to work in applied arts.


By looking at the aims and objectives of the Master’s project it allows one to formulate an idea of how to strategize and continue developing one’s work. These are fundamental to start the work as they provide guidance and create a platform from which to begin. Inspiration is uncovered by what is seen in the journey that one takes as a Flaneuse.

Emma Philippa Maeve




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