artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Background is just as important in a photo.
Two days ago I took my camera and went for a walk. The sun, clouds and time of day was perfect to catch a few new photos. When a took these the I paid special attention to the natural light and how the light not only shown on the subject, but what happened to the background. Although you can not make out what is actually in the background I love the colors that make the image pop.
Some people may say there is nothing special about the background. For me the backgrounds in these two photo are a perfect example of an abstract painting. Nature can't go wrong mixing the colors just right for any subject.
Take a look around! Spring is the best time to see everything come alive again. Everything is so fresh and new.
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.