Saturday, September 28, 2013

A Progression of Beauty

Artist, Greg Spalenka, recently shared installment of #6 of an ongoing series he is working on, called 'Progressions'.

'Progressions' are pieces of art which Greg continually works on, sharing the progress of each step, until someone stops the process by purchasing it. In essence, the art keeps evolving until a patron steps in, declaring the piece completed, and thereby becoming part of the creative process.

It's a pretty neat idea, which is made better by the fact that the current piece in question is absolutely stunning.

Above is his latest piece, called "Beauty". It is 18″x20″ made with charcoal, graphite, acrylic/house/oil paint, transparencies, gold leaf, tape, newsprint, adhesive, on board.

Greg has shared his process for this piece all along the way, and each time I see it, I think it looks great. Then a few weeks later, I see a completely different, and somehow more beautiful version of it. Below are some of the previous incarnations of the piece.

If you are interested in learning more about Greg's work, or even purchasing this piece (which I believe is still available), visit Greg's blog HERE.


  1. Beautiful! Seeing the process of an artist unfold is always illuminating. Do I see a little Rauschenberg influence in there?

  2. I guess the Rauschenberg reference might be some of the collage elements. These pieces are exercises in surrendering to the process of possibility.

  3. Wonderful process Greg. I have really enjoyed seeing this come along. Beuatiful.

  4. Very Inspirational for me as an Artist, Thanks!


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