FLECK FINE ART SHOW SEPTEMBER 2023
EMMETTE LEWIS "Blossom"
36 x 48 inches
Oil on canvas
Blossom “Here, a woman poses as the embodiment of nature. She draws the viewer into her gaze while sitting harmoniously wrapped up in her floral atmosphere. The amalgamation of the botanical and the physical self symbolizes the balance between nature and humanity.”
Artist Statement - Emmette Lewis - Elaine Fleck Gallery 2023
Terra Fables Series:
Primarily, Emmette’s work regards expressionist portraiture and anomalous figures which take influence from her cultural heritage in South Africa, and formative experiences growing up in British Columbia. Her portraits coalesce within the organic foreground, intricately intertwining the nurturing embrace of the environment. The merging of her subjects aims to capture the very theology of nature's divine energy. The female figures which are gracefully bound between the flora and fauna pay homage to an eco-conscious existence and our symbiotic relationship with the earth. Using a combination of color, shape, texture and tone Emmette explores the ambiguity of stylized and structural beauty. Within the juxtaposing form of imagery, the subject of her works asks the audience to question the relationship between the apparent and the hidden; to consider what exists beyond what is seen.