Semper Sursum by Emma Tooth

Semper Sursum
Emma Tooth

oil on canvas 2012


Private Commission


This painting was commissioned by one of Emma's most avid collectors, inspired by her 2008 painting Concilium Plebis 7.
Semper Sursum is Latin for 'Always Upwards', and was the collector's fondly-remembered school motto. This phrase was incorporated into the painting as a tattoo, double-entendre intact.