Impermanent Beauty: Art by Gregory Euclide

by jfjudah

Gregory Euclide uses whiteboards — between teaching classes — for some of his astounding works. Here’s his website with samples, as well as his Flickr account and Behance. With subtle hues of black contrast, and few other colors, and strokes that wind from background to foreground and back again, I find it difficult to reconcile how capriciously they could be wiped away.

Gregory Euclide, Laid Down and Wiped Away #5

Gregory Euclide, Laid Down and Wiped Away #5

 

Gregory Euclide, Laid Down and Wiped Away #6

Gregory Euclide, Laid Down and Wiped Away #6

Notice the interlocking triangular warning trefoils at the bottom left and the directional arrows at the middle left. In view of how our choices affect the planet, Euclide says his themes center around the now and how humans should approach nature as a steward rather than a taker. He hopes his art would inspire conservation and responsibility for the fragile environment we have. I see the side of a globe, the interaction between industrial and natural elements, and, in some ways, a weeping earth, all running together in poignant vignettes.

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