artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Day one! My new art studio and my first batch of concrete!
Finally! It's been 302 days since I've mixed a batch of my concrete. Although my studio is not all finished on the inside and I'm barely unpacked, I was able to move some tools in and get started.
First up on the list is the fireplace! I've built my forms and poured the first one yesterday. This interesting shape will be the hearth. I'll be opening it up tomorrow morning and will let you know (or maybe even show you) what it will look like.
For those of you ready to see my new concrete art for the fall season, I'll be fitting a few of my pieces in during this fireplace construction process. I'll be sure to post them when they are ready!
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.