Emma Bass is regarded as a fast-rising emerging artist with a distinctive take on life, flora and photography. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She has established a strong following with Imperfect, botanical studies which muse on the temporality of life. She recently had one of her works selected from 12,000 worldwide artists to exhibit at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016 in London. Floral art is not often regarded seriously, but Bass makes an important statement by reminding us that flowers are not only beautiful to look at but also wilt, fade and die. As we all do.