artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Monday, May 7, 2012
I'll need another storm this month...
We had a great lightening show here last night! I sat outside for quite a while trying to catch a few of those powerful bolts of lightening striking down on the lake. I finally gave up after checking my camera to see if I was fast enough, or if even my camera was good enough to catch those moments.
This morning however I checked my photos again on my computer and was very surprised to have found these two. I know they 're not that amazing, but they are my first try. That's why I am saying, "At least one more storm this month...please?"
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.