Larry Graeber

In 2019 my artist statement was lead by a quote from Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”.  In 2020 “precarious fragility”, a terrestrial check on life, consumption and entitlement. Today, 2021, cautious reemergence.

I am hopeful that as we refamiliarize ourselves with our world and communities some degree of honor and respect will characterize our conduct; compassion and grace for our neighbor, admiration and harmony towards our world.

With some contemplation I think my work reflects these sentiments.

principles of elements – With no agenda, the freedom I feel allows me to address any subject I like and has given way to a new productivity.

The convergence, three or more things occurring or arriving at the same place at the same time fuels my perception of things. Often subtly but usually consequential. 

Similarly in my studio, the objective is to be engaged, alert and responsive. Surrounded by past work and some goals, convergences often occur and  an unfinished drawing, painting, sculpture may get finished, or a new idea added to the “debris”.  All in benefit of my hope to make coherent artifacts, intuitively accessible and subjectively understood.

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  • Hive 24 x 24 x 1.5" oil on canvas 2021

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