Born in Yugoslavia, Emma Varga settled in Australia over 20 years ago where she gradually developed her now signature "multiple layers fusing" technique, in which she creates three-dimensional images inside large transparent glass objects. Her current work focuses on environmental concerns- raising awareness by visually communicating both the beauty and fragility of our natural environment.
Ever since my student years, I was attracted (and traveled) to lonely, remote places, untouched by man: high mountains in Europe, the far north of Norway, Colorado. In recent years, escalating danger of global warming and melting of Arctic ice prompted me to not only visit the coldest, frozen places, but also to do something about their protection. I decided to contribute by creating glass objects to raise awareness.