Fluent - adj. - able to express oneself easily and articulately from the Latin word fluere, meaning to flowSynonyms: free-flowing, effortless, easy, natural, fluid, graceful, elegant, regular, rhythmic. Celestian received a 2016 Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting. She works with paint in its fluid form and pours it on the canvas rather than applying with a brush. She is inspired by both the macro and micro worlds of nature including the sky, fungus growths and patterns created by wind and rain. In her work, color and gesture are exploited to illustrate the power and beauty of nature. She explains, “I view nature as a metaphor for human experiences and emotional states of being.” The Mezzanine Gallery, open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is located in the Carvel State Office Building, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington. Please note that the Gallery will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veterans Day.
image: Concurrent, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 52 inches