These vintage style pieces are by NZ artist Emily Thomas.
After eight years working as a full-time costume designer and maker at the Court Theatre in Christchurch, Emily has transitioned from adorning actors to adorning walls.
Emily's work is consciously perched on the line between kitsch and curiosity-cabinet-cool – reworking history with a wink.
Emily's diorama boxes also retain influences from her theatrical roots. Creating 3D scenes by deconstructing postcards and iconic images, Emily rearranges history to pose the question – is extinction or exploitation a worse fate?
Digital collage printed on glass & acrylic panels, mounted in wooden frames.