artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Monday, April 23, 2012
The predictable butterfly. Got one with my camera.
Theses butterflies were "blooming" this passed weekend as well as these flowers. I was sitting with my afternoon coffee in the warm sun and realized I had about 5 of these beauties flying around me. I decided to grab my camera and try to catch a close up of one of them. Phew...that took a while! I finally had one that sat for a while and seemed to want to pose for me. The sun was just right creating lots of shadow and pretty light on each surface.
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.