Meet Emily Green, this year’s Art Columnist for clay! Emily resides in Indonesia with her parents, four cats, and two orphaned palm civets. This year, you can find this four-year TPS student in French 2, German 4, AP Calculus, CADD Architecture, Wildlife Illustration, and Belhaven High Scholars History, English, and Art Appreciation.
Art plays a significant role in Emily’s life. She adores the paintings of artist Vincent van Gogh and gathers much inspiration from his works. Impressively, Emily spent 12 weeks working on a single mural, in her efforts to experiment with different styles of art. She particularly enjoys watercolor, pen sketches, and drawing. Emily believes that paintings tell a story and that by taking a painting and unraveling its many elements, it is possible to discover a hidden message within the colors. She is delighted by this opportunity to share how she interprets a masterpiece, volunteer some of her art expertise, and showcase some of her own works on clay this year.
Like her paintings, Emily’s life is full of color. When she is not completing assignments or drawing, she can be found dancing or teaching ballet, reading, or traveling. Goal-oriented and determined, she is currently teaching herself Russian and working her way through French and German. If she could travel anywhere on the planet, she would hop on a plane to Switzerland with her suitcase full of books and her beloved traveling companion, a stuffed Paddington Bear. Among the books she might bring are some authored by C. S. Lewis, Jane Austen, and J. K. Rowling. Chocolate is her “emotional duct tape,” therefore making it her favorite candy in the universe. Fun fact: Emily has had typhoid on three separate occasions. However, that hasn’t gotten in the way of her love of Indonesian cuisine.
Emily loves the Lord and seeks to give Him glory in all she accomplishes. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:35: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” It is a great comfort to Emily that no matter what threat she may face, the love of the Lord will never falter.
Motivated, amiable and talented, Emily will make a wonderful addition to the clay staff. I cannot wait to see what she brings to the Arts and Culture section.