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John Grismore, Bowling Green Artist


WKU Libraries has recently acquired “Garden Poetry” a work on paper by Bowling Green artist John Corry Grismore.  A WKU graduate (but not in art), John began dabbling in abstract oil painting some eight years ago but soon switched to creating sculptures from driftwood collected on the shores of Barren River Lake. This year his sculpture “Versus” won first place in the 2010 US Bank Celebration of the Arts Show at the Kentucky Library and Museum. “Garden Poetry” involved picking, drying, arranging and pasting flower petals from his garden to paper.  He used a technique which he developed himself, after numerous experiments, which allows the flower petals to retain most of their color.  The end result allows us to enjoy the beauty of the flowers long after the plants have died.  When not creating sculptures or other works of art John manages Western’s Postal Services Department.  You can check out this eternal remembrance of a summer garden in Cravens 100.

"Garden Poetry" - John Grismore

"Garden Poetry" - John Grismore


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