artist - amy j greving
Remember it is me and I'm allowed a few spelling, punctuation and sentence structure errors now and then.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
After a long day...
After a long day of mixing more concrete and making decisions I sat ton the front steps of the Steenholdt homestead talking to my younger daughter on the phone about her day. As I sat there my eyes drifted to this late summer dandelion (which didn't belong in the garden). It really was a very tiny flower set against several orange impatients. This photo doesn't show the size accurately when taken as a macro photo.
What a perfect backdrop for the delicate white seed heads!
I'll be looking out for more treasured photos to share in the next few weeks.
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.