Emily DuBois ART
My decades-long taiji practice gives me a way to call up a sense of vital energy in my art.
Unlike Chinese brush painting, with its very direct evidence of qi (energy, spirit, breath, life force), most of the techniques I use require holding a vision through indirect processes.
Being in a state of relaxed alertness can sustain a creative flow that is organized yet open to possibilities.
“`Her subjects include the illusive forces of nature - wind, water - ephemeral elements that are often invisible yet leave powerful records of their effects….Life giving forces that move so slowly, so quietly, that their power is often underestimated and taken for granted….
Utilizing the complex technologies she has mastered, she creates elaborate patterns which are presented in elegantly simple formats.”
— Nouvel Objet III, Seoul, Korea, 1997.
Yellow Feather, 2007, 22"h x 12"w, dyed, woven, pieced.