Emil’s work is an examination of texture and color. The very nature of clay allows him to explore many options. His sculpture incorporate contrasting surfaces — rough with smooth, matte with glossy, and large-scale with small. The juxtaposition of textures provides visual depth and tactile interest. Emil heightens the visual and tactile experience of his work by experimenting and adjusting how color is applied. The surfaces of his naturalistic forms are enveloped with texture and are an invitation to touch. As one runs their hands over them, the sensation evokes memories and reminders of objects and places that were once enjoyed. Color is also an important element in Emil’s work that stimulates a subconscious, emotional response. He uses color to enhance and accent the textural quality; it’s value and intensity affect how the piece is perceived. With his craft, Emil aspires to bring a sense of wonder and curiosity. He combines familiar forms and textures and hopes it will cause you to slow down and marvel as you experience of the world around you.
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