Emma Loftstrom’s work is typified by an other-worldly, dreamy feeling. Her hand-drawn collages and pop-up books have the feel of a slightly spooky children’s book. Her final year project, Saga and the Northern Light Circus, is intended as a children’s book for young people from an urban setting. It tells the story of a girl’s mythic search for confidence. 'Children’s books are usually set in pretty countryside. I wanted to get away from that, while also engaging a little with a feeling for folk art and my interest in landscapes and the relationship between humans and nature.'
Most influenced by:
The artist Richard Long and his approach to landscapes, the airy, atmospheric photographs of Sarah Moon and the industrial photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher.