artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Light. It plays such an important roll in my art.
I could just grab a coffee and a chair and sit in the quiet of this morning. Can't you just find yourself here at this moment? I would reflect and pray with this moment and wish I could savor it. I would be a little bummed I couldn't savor it, because in just a few moments from this moment the sun would be up a bit more and the whole experience of the morning would be different.
Life is kind of like that. You want to treasure and hold on to the special moments you get. The lesson I learned is to never forget them, but move on because there are many more ahead.
What does this have to so with light and my art. (Not really sure, that stuff just came to me).
Light does make my painting more interesting though...for me and the viewer.
So I guess if you try to put more "light" in your day, week, month, year, you may become more interesting and people may enjoy you!
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.