ABYSS 1, 2016,
Wood, Stone, LED Light
About the piece
Black walnut slice with live edge on concrete base. Beautiful Amethyst sphere on light form. Approx size 19"h x 13.5"w x 9"d One of a kind Gem Light Sculpture from a reborn black walnut wood slab embracing a beautiful Amethyst healing stone. Very rewarding for me to preserve this beautiful sculpture of earth art. The mini led light brings forth the rustic elegance of the rare formations in the wood and Amethyst. The shadows are a point of interest that lures the soul into a relaxed state of appreciation of what is and what could have been. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. It is also used to eliminate impatience.
About the artist
Gregory Good (1952, Dixon, Illinois, United States) makes Light sculptures and conceptual art works. By focusing on techniques and materials, Good considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.
His Light sculptures doesn’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. With a conceptual approach, he creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
His works directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from the artist as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. By applying abstraction, he tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a way that is sometimes physical and believes in the idea of function following form in a work.
His works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature from the object that is sometimes imperfect. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship and imagination. Gregory Good currently lives and works in St Augustine, Florida, United States.
Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profoundly in nature, the beauty of wood and the beauty and healing characteristics of stone, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay and uncluttered- and it reveres authenticity above all. It celebrates the cracks crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet- that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust of which we came.
May The Light Shine On Your Forever Beauty