'Our planet is invested with two great oceans; one visible, the other invisible; one underfoot, the other overhead; one entirely envelopes it, the other covers about two-thirds of its surface.'
Matthew F. Maury (1855)
My work focuses on primal forces and elements; the beeswax medium is for me very suitable for exploring the correlation between oceans (and their evolving life), terrestrial vulcanism, and the surging cosmos.
The male form has been inspirational to artists for millennia for its expressiveness, complexity, power and mix of strength and vulnerability. In general I like to depict the male interdependent with other beings --- mainly animals, birds and fish. I also like to juxtapose a representative depiction of men with an abstract, primeval, pyroclasmic surrounding atmosphere; such a contrast can be dramatic and evocative of the experience of two connected worlds --- the world of the manifest and the world of potential.
I have shown and sold work mostly in my home state of Tennessee and in Atlanta, California and Texas, as well as private showings in Paris and Rome. For years people have told me that they wished that I sold prints of my work. I am glad to have found Fine Art America as a venue and look forward to continuing an artistic dialogue with an expanding base of people.
I have recently been featured in the online magazines Noisy Rain and Character magazine.
Greg Hester joined Pixels.com Licensing on April 30th, 2014.