Emmett van Buskirk “Flour Firkin”
8 x 11 inches, graphite
Emmett van Buskirk
Emmett Van Buskirk received a degree in Fine Arts from Middlebury College and a Masters in Art Education from Oberlin College. He taught art at Upper Iowa University until his retirement to Vermont.
Artist’s Statement: I am particularly interested in bringing into focus for the viewer the beauty and harmony of life that exists in a rural setting. In this world, man and animal interrelate with design of nature. I look for this design in the physical properties of space and elements such as color, texture and form, and in the actions and interdependence of the subjects. Above all, I seek to present my vision of this environment through the power of light. Light gives life to form, creates mood, or pervades the atmosphere of my work.