Piece description from the artist
The Letter is from a series of limited edition Giclee prints that are inspired by the patterns and structures found in nature. The process for creating the print starts with collage and watercolor. The painting is layered with an original digital photograph and re-worked with Sumi ink and color. Then the work is scanned and an archival ink jet print on watercolor paper is generated, resulting in a unique series of signed and numbered prints. My work covers a range of media; photography, painting, and work on paper. I love subtly and enjoy the organic process of playing with layers of color. My goal is to create beautiful forms that harmoniously move with rhythm and intensity. I am often inspired by the way the world appears through the lens. My paintings and prints frequently refer to my photographs and I’ve been told that my photographs are often mistaken for paintings.
Norma Greenwood is a native New Yorker. She grew up in Brooklyn and has a graduate degree in Fine Art from Hunter College. She is a grant recipient from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Abby Austin Mural Arts Fellowship from the National Academy Museum. She received a George Sugarman Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein grant and a NYFA Workshop Grant. Greenwood was awarded a permanent public art commission by the Jacksonville International Airport, Fl. where she has two glass mosaic murals. Her work is represented in private and public collections including The Museum of American Folk Arts, AT&T, CUNY Art Gallery, Citicorp and Columbia Pictures Ltd. Her work in included is numerous private and corporate collections including AT&T Corporate Collection, Columbia Pictures, Ltd. and the Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville, Fl.
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