H. Michelle Luckette, Effingham, sc Member Since September 2006 Artist Statement I consider my work to be highly influenced by the art nouveau period. The essence of my art is found in the sinuous curves and free flowing lines . My abstract depictions of natural forms and shapes evoke a fluid movement and organic vitality. I favor a more natural free movement, rejecting the order of straight lines and right angles. The curving, flowing lines of each piece brings with them a feeling of airy lightness, grace and freedom.