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Don Green

416 S. Westview Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27104, U.S.A.
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Phone: 336-724-9982

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My art has always been inspired by nature— land, rocks, woods, water and the ongoing processes in nature—erosion, wear, rust and decay. My life is shaped and influenced by my perceptions of the natural world around me. I find proof of the existence of a supreme being and a sense of spiritual renewal and guidance in nature’s landscapes. The materials I work with are stone, wood and naturally oxidized steel. My forms are generally organic, inspired by trees or details of them, hills and valleys, rocks, roots, streams and rivers. Much of my sculpture is concerned with massive weight, compression and the resulting distortion apparent in the forms. I generally allow my processes of working and forming sculpture to be apparent in the finished work, including slight warpage from hammering and welding steel, file or other tool marks—even brush strokes in paint. All record the human working in creating. I enjoy being outdoors and find it soothing and invigorating. I grew up in Chicago and was steeped in Midwest landscapes but since I made North Carolina my home in 1966, I have come to love the mountains and the impact they have had on my life and my art.