NATURE SHORT 1 - Emma Molony

Published on: 
21 April 2020

Our first NATURE SHORT shows two films by artist designer Emma Molony.

Using paints from her LOLA art kit, Emma makes simple plant prints and also creates a fingerprint circle inspired by 'River Avon Mud Fingerprints Spiral' in THG’s latest Richard Long exhibition.

Emma Molony is an artist designer living and working in East Devon. Emma worked at THG for six years and developed our ongoing relationship with East Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Working with LOLA, for our Culture + Climate 2020 programme Emma developed these inspirational art kits which help us connect with nature in creative ways.

"One of my favourite things about the LOLA kit was the quality of the paints. The little set of acrylics has a selection of really lovely colours and my six year old chose the earthy colours to make his spiral picture - instead of mud!"

Richard Long inspired fingerprint spirals

How to make simple plant prints

As part of Culture + Climate 2020, we have teamed up with East Devon AONB to share NATURE SHORTS: an online series showcasing art practices which inspire, build creativity and deepen our connection with nature.

We are exploring how we can connect with nature during isolation, sharing different artistic approaches to land and space.

Richard Long, River Avon Mud Fingerprints Spiral 2006
(c) Richard Long. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2019 Photo © National Galleries of Scotland, courtesy Antonia Reeve


Richard Long River Avon Mud Fingerprints Spiral 2006, National Galleries of Scotland. Aquired 2007. (c) Richard Long, DACS, London 2019