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Small Works: Beauty for the Soul

Steve Griggs's avatar Steve Griggs

Often when we stand before nature, taking in the beauty, we feel deeply connected to creation. What we feel in that moment is fleeting, however, and In the time it takes us to complete a breath, a leaf has fallen, the light has shifted, or breeze has rearranged the foliage. Later, when we recall the experience, we don’t remember each leaf or twig, but the essence of beauty lingers within our soul. I don’t strive to paint static scenes. Using movement and representation, I paint to nudge the beauty lingering within the soul to life. I paint to evoke memory and feeling. This collection of paintings is intended to capture the feelings we experiences in those moments of connection with nature. Each small painting offers the viewer the opportunity to recall the story evoked by the image. While the actual moments we experience in nature are ephemeral, these images give permanence to the feelings, allowing them to resurface upon each viewing, offering beauty for the soul.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Width: 8 inches
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 8 inches