artist - amy j greving
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Friday, June 1, 2012
I've finished my Alzheimer's series, enjoyed this beautiful lake and and now have begun the excited process of building a new home and a new STUDIO! Yes, soon I will have a place to sculpt and design new concrete art.
One exciting part of moving is that I will be implementing my concrete art in my home. I will be designing and pouring the fireplace, constructing a few concrete counters and a few concrete sinks. I will keep you updated and posted on this blog.
Don't worry for those of you who want to purchase my concrete art. I will have a great new selection soon for you to choose from.
So for now, I'll be saying a sad but grateful good-bye to this wonderful place we have been able to call home for the last seven months. I have called this place my gift (and it has been), as I have always wanted to live on Lake Michigan. I say good-bye to this home, but not to the lake as I will still be very close making it very easy to visit.
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.