Sunday, November 29, 2009

Emily Van Cleve

Emily Van Cleve

Artist Statement

In my series Familiar, Yet Elusive I explore different ways in which vibrant and undulating forms interrelate as they float, weave and twist through their environment.

Line is used to separate forms, contain energy and establish particular characteristics. While I paint in saturated and bold colors, I temper their intensity to keep them in a balanced relationship with one another.

The forms seem recognizable, but are they animal, mineral or vegetable? Although I am deliberate in my considerations, this group of acrylic paintings on canvas is open to multiple unpredictable interpretations.

1 comment:

KV Abbott said...

Emily, I knew you did wonderful artwork but didn't realize that you are an accomplished art writer. Wow, multi talented! Can't wait to get down to New Mexico!