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.
15 Responses to John Grismore, Bowling Green Artist
JOHN CREATED A MASTERPIECE OF ART FOR EACH MEMBER OF MY FAMILY FROM FLOWERS GATHERED AT MY HUSBAND’S FUNERAL. JOHN IS OUR COUSIN AND PROUDLY SO. HIS FRAMED ART MEANS MORE TO US THAN WORDS CAN EXPRESS.
that painting is very fresh, but i think the color is not good. you can use more color of yellow, that the painting will be more attracting.
I really like the picture, John. And I think you have just the right amount of yellow in it. Congrats on the first place win.
Wow nice work art.You’re a certified artist.I love it.Keep it up.God Bless
Truly a masterpiece. His work lives and breathes, it is definetely not something just to cover the walls, it is ment to fit in the room and change it as well.
Thank you for doing this.
I like the photo,may i share to my website?
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I like all of these collections.These are looking unique and beautiful.Waiting rfor more pics…
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