artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
An Art Form - Winter to Spring!
What a great time of year. Just as we are (yes, me too), trying to get rid of our seasonal colds and viruses, the season of spring is trying get rid of winter. It felt like that here yesterday. It started out as a cold rainy day and then turned to complete sunshine with a temperature of fifty three degrees! The birds were even singing. It felt like spring! Later in the day winter had to come back rolling in showing it's face. Here are three photos showing the sunshine trying very hard to come through the dark nasty clouds of winter.
What a powerful this weather system. Eventually winter won. The wind, rain and ice came.
Soon spring will win!
These weather systems are a possibility for my next painting after my Alzheimer's Series is finished. I'm finishing the last one in the series now.
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.