Easton, PA (PRWEB) February 3, 2006
Artist and printmaker Robert Craig is featured in a group drawing show at Project Blue Art Gallery & Workshop in Easton, PA. The show that is curated by Danny Moyer runs from February 4, 2006 through March 26, 2006. Opening reception: Saturday, February 4, 2006, 6 to 9 pm.
Mr. Craig is a self-taught artist who currently resides in Easton, PA. But, Craig gives credit to his hometown roots in Piscataway, NJ and The Printmaking Council of NJ for helping build his interest in all things art related. “New Jersey is where I grew up and will always feel like home to me. Its proximity to New York City, museums, and galleries give it a cultural pulse and make it an ideal home for artists. The Printmaking Council has been a wonderful place for a person like myself who has chosen an alternative path into the arts.”
Craig says the following about his drawing which is entitled, “The Great Abundance”: “I’ve traveled several times to North and South Dakota and have been intrigued by the culture, geography and landscape. On one of my trips I couldn’t help but think how difficult it must have been to live in such an open space and feed ones self and family in what is a semi-arid part of this country. Having become accustomed to everything being automated and easy, our modern culture is a less cooperative one because technology has made us all individual consumption machines. We no longer rely on each other to the extent that ancient cultures did.
Our fruit and vegetables are grown for us and sometimes come from different continents. Our beef and poultry is slaughtered, shipped and packed with no afterthought of what went into the long process that brought it to our tables. We have been taken out of all but the cooking part of food preparation and forget how arduous and dangerous the job of hunting and gathering must have been. Now, I’m not a hunter myself and quite glad I don’t have to stalk 2,000-pound land mammals, but still I’m fascinated by the idea of being connected to our source of sustenance.
It’s that connection that gave me the vision for “The Great Abundance.” I don’t mean the drawing to be a macho or dark piece exploring mans conquest over his environment and all who live in it. The drawing’s intent was to convey the importance of co-existence and our need to remember we are all connected and in that connection we find our humanity to all creatures.”
Additional information about Robert Craig can be obtained by contacting the gallery at 610.515.0755, by logging onto http://www.robertcraigfineart.com or by contacting the artist in his studio at (610) 258-9230.