Emily Van Cleve: Interactive Form-Driven Abstraction
My work is about relationships, from the intimate, to the spiritual, to the global
and beyond. I am interested in intersections; the places where we connect physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.
I tap into energy that is the source of passion and experiences. Undulating
organic-like forms embody the energy. Through interaction with each
other and with their environment, these forms engage in the
expression of personal and universal connections.
While colors are saturated, they are tempered in their intensity to keep them
in balance with one another. I am inspired by Aldous Huxley's statement,
"bright, pure colors are of the essence, not of beauty in general,
but only of a special kind of beauty, the visionary."
"When I see myself in the work, I will know that that is the work I am supposed to do."