Greg Page

Motif from my Garden_Caladium
Motif from My Backyard: Caladium
Lithograph
image size 24" x 36”

Motif from My Backyard:Fern
Motif from My Backyard: Fern
Lithograph
image size 24" x 36"

Greg Page

Bio

Greg earned his MFA from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1977, and began his teaching career at Cornell University as a Associate Professor in Printmaking and Drawing in the Department of Art in 1980.  His work can be found in permanent collections in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas, the Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco, California, the Mint Museum in Charlotte North Carolina, and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Statement

During 1999 and 2002 I visited Italy heating in the Cornell Rome program of the college of architecture, art and planning. I was attracted to the architectural ornamental motifs which I found to not only embellish the architecture but also served as a reference to cultural history and in some cases guidance for the populace. I would actively seek out architectural motifs that I found interesting and those with horticultural subjects. Motifs from my backyard emerged as a body of work investigating horticultural specimens from my own location. As an active gardener I have several perennial gardens at my home. My back yard serves as a place of research where I am given the opportunity to collaborate with the plants growing there in an endless cycle of investigation, design, regeneration and sustainability. I am interested in producing motif impressions allowing the plants to render an accurate physical expression. Using lithographic drawing materials and printing I am able to acquire a sensitive impression of these plants that I find a true collaboration in this ongoing project. 

 

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