artist - amy j greving
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Friday, March 9, 2012
Busy painting this week but the mild weather is getting me in the mood to mix some concrete!
This time of the year as the weather turns warmer I get anxious to get outside. Past years this included getting outside to begin creating my concrete art for the year. I did have a separate studio (not heated) near where I lived, so every spring when the temperature became warmer and the sun came out, I could get outside to begin my new creations for the summer.
This year however I do not have that space yet, so my 2012 summer concrete art will be getting a late start. The exciting news is that I WILL be getting a new HEATED studio! It will be warm and larger, allowing me to create new exciting pieces all year long. I'll stay in touch when this happens. It shouldn't be too much longer!
Meanwhile, I'm painting like crazy and hope to have my Alzheimer's series finished soon.
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.