artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I just love the colors of this new 20"x20" multi-media wood canvas! This canvas reminds me to have some fun!
Trees are a favorite of mine, whether its just one tree or a whole group such as this.
Do you notice the whimsical one in the middle of this canvas? It almost as though it's trying to tell us a life story. That tree is different, fun, and brighter. It's as though it's branches are laughing and not missing out on the fun life has to offer.
I know we have to take life seriously and treasure it, but sometimes we just have to take those moments to let go, laugh and enjoy what we have.
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.