EMBERS FORGE

AT THE FOLD OF CREATIVITY AND STRUCTURE

WElcome,

My Name Is EMBER DE BOER.

        I am a sculpture artist based in Northern California. 

Here you will find my projects, my work, and my ideas. 

         Please enjoy,

 

Bloodshed

Installation @ E Street Gallery | AUTONOMOUS Group Show

CITY OF SACRAMENTO ZINE | ABC 10 ARTICLE

Zine developer Ember de Boer was hired by the Sacramento Office of Arts and Culture to engage the community on what the city is doing.

COMMUNITY SHOP CLASS

Community Shop Class is a place to learn, create, teach, and build. Ember de Boer is the current Board President for this  local 501(c)3 in Oak Park Sacramento. This project is designed to expand access to trades work and to celebrate those who learn differently; who create and build things that help our community.

The purpose is to be a good neighbor in every way possible.

Serving as Project Director since Jan 2023.

 

JUSTICE + JOY

As a Creative Corps Artist in Residence working with the City of Sacramento, the Office of Arts and Culture, and Community Engagement Team on creative messaging; we have been invited to learn from Justice + Joy.

Justice + Joy is a purpose-driven arts and culture strategy consultancy that creates a more equitable public realm through art and cultural production. Our team is experienced in community-centered arts and culture work from the local to the national level.

BEHIND THE BARRE

Ember de Boer Collaborates with Richard smith for the 2023 Season of Capital Dance Project (CDP).

CDP is an independent collective of professional dancers whose mission is to uplift the spirit of Sacramento through the production of diverse and inclusive performing arts experiences. CDP fulfills its purpose by providing a platform for CDP artists to premiere their original works, collaborate with local artists and musicians, and by providing employment opportunities to dancers who come from all over the world but call Sacramento home.

SMUD SHINE AWARD

Twenty-nine local nonprofit organizations will benefit from more than $580,000 in funding from SMUD’s annual Shine program. The Shine program, now in its 7th year, is supporting nonprofit programs that engage communities across SMUD’s service area in an equitable transition to a clean energy future

“Ember’s work is focused on the emotional, it is emotionally inteligent-

I love thinking about how her work builds on the emotional intelegence of a City Department”

[On Ember’s City of Sacramento AIRG]

Mallory Rukhsana

Co-Founder, CAIR Lab and Justice + Joy

There’s a spartan brutality in the way De Boer works. The relationship she builds with these materials as she shapes them into fine figures is fraught with questions, concerns, and even arguments, just as it is filled with laughter, light, and pleasure. It’s a real, living relationship, yielding a truly inspired result.”

[On the Creation of Twin Flame by Ember De Boer]

Peter Vickland

Best-Selling Fiction Novelist

“She is a maker who has an innate connection to artworks that are imbued with a specific kind of
energy resulting from an accumulation of touch.

This sensitivity to touch informs and combines with mark making, repetition, accumulation and pattern to serve as the cornerstone of her studio practice.”

Robert Ortbal

Sculptor and Professor , CSU- Sacramento

“Your sculpture really makes me feel something—it takes me somewhere.

There is the feel of something very ancient holding the contemporary up for scrutiny.

The Earth from which we’ve been formed cohabitates with that which we form from the Earth.

The maker and the made in dialogue.

Sharp angles of ego metal and broken identity juxtaposed with the organic shapes of rock and fire and glacier.”

Lauren de Boer

Poet, Writer, and Professor

“My first piece of advice is just fucking live.

Without life, art is boring.

And without art, so is life. 

Go hike. Go explore the weird alleys. Look under the brown dumpster, or maybe behind it. Go get to know the owners of the grittiest hardware store in town. Take pictures of the oddest things to your midwestern sensibilities. And keep a photo journal. Keep an active sketch diary. In a nutshell, let the inspiration come to you. It will. Just don’t force it.”

Mark Cowardin

Art Department Chair and Sculptor, Johnson County Community College

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Sacramento, California