artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
First came a bat...
A bat attacked our builder yesterday...then came this baby pheasant? hen? We're not really sure of what it is. (Anyone have an idea of what this is?) We do however think it may have or had a home. This little one was very friendly, almost annoying following us all around. She/he was very attracted to my blue toe nail polish.
The good news is my art studio will get a floor this week. Although it will not be finished yet, I will have a clean level floor to get started. My first concrete design will be the fireplace. It's framed and ready to go. For those of you waiting for a few new pieces of concrete art, don't worry I'll be creating in between the curing stages. So.....yes art will be happening again. I'm so excited to begin again.
I am now also realizing our new homestead will be bringing us a few surprises. Needless to say, I told our builder to make sure he seals everything very well. I'm not fond of bats!
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.