Every rough stone presents a challenge as it has its own character or individuality and each time, takes me to a new aesthetic statement. As I work, I find myself in an intense dialogue with the material, which enables me to draw out what is hidden within each piece. This approach led to my larger sculpture commissions where I expressed, through an abstracted bird, the spiritual being or angel, or in another piece, the essence of partnership. The fluid movements of stone or wood lead me to explore the flow of life itself. It is the mystical visualisation of something inside and outside of myself that has always been the key motivation in my work, regardless of the materials I use.
The process of perception reveals itself naturally in the paintings and sculptures of Esther Boehm. Her style and her identity are intrinsically woven into a dialogue with surfaces, contours, colours, with the theme of 'painting'. Through the dynamics of line and colour, surfaces are transformed into multiple fields of tension which encompass space. Esther Boehm's paintings are multi- and micro-spatially arranged, seem to fluctuate, to float over luminous surfaces of colour. The surfaces themselves, physically restricted, give the illusion of being without restriction. Her sculptures, also, display objects, contours in a precarious balance between entity and illusion, and they refer to nothing less than the creative process itself.
Klaus-Jürgen Falk M.A. Translation Dr. Barbara Fuerst
German Canadian artist, Esther Cecilia Boehm, was born in Edmonton, Canada in 1958. She studied Fine Arts from 1976 to 1980 at the University of Alberta where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in sculpture. She has experimented and worked with a wide variety materials both 2 and 3 dimensionally. Boehm's paintings and sculptures are found in the collection of Barbecon Paper in Toronto, North Cemetery in Munich and in private collections.