My unique representation of the emu, transforms this archaic bird into a firework of color joy. Self-confident, the emu has now firmly nestled in the midst of the contemporary pop art movement. Wherever it is exhibited, it likes to become "everybody's darling" - this makes the emu approachable and unifying. His recognition value is enormous. For some, the emu is a highlight of contemporary art.
Fiona HErnuss: "For me, the emu symbolizes strength and self-reliance. A pre- Aboriginal legend states that our life-giving sun was once created from the yoke of a broken emu egg - and in nature, male emus breed and raise their chicks into adulthood, without female assistance - a form of freedom that only enhanced my artistic attention to this amazing creature."
"I see my iconic frontal emu portraits as my own artistic treasure - my personal needle in the haystack of art."
"My emus are as questioning as they are entertaining. They touch and inspire young and old alike, regardless of origin or background. My emu captivates many a people in a flash - it is often love at first (emu) sight."