ARTE NA FAVELA: Ema Frost @ Santos throughout August
Santos Cafe Ponsonby has always been a great champion of local artists, and their art wall has been part of the vibe since 1996. Many young aspiring artists have become a household name since they first exhibited on Santos’art wall. The Santos art wall is named Arte Na Favela.
Exhibiting in August is artist Ema Frost
“I’m inspired by Japanese art from the past and present, whether it be packaging, toy design, 1940s and 50s advertising, or wood-block prints. My love for travel and photography influences my design work, but my travels also give me an appreciation for my home country New Zealand, and our native flora and fauna is also a strong influence and inspiration. More recently, I have developed a fascination with traditional Maori hei tiki, and this is now also becoming a feature of my work.”
Ema is currently working on writing and illustrating a children’s book and hopes to have this turned in to a animated film.