fourteen original works by Greg Billingsley
Artist’s Explanation of the show:
Taken from John Steinbeck’s East of Eden Epigraph
You came upon me carving some kind of little figure out of wood and you said, “Why don’t you make something for me?”
I asked you what you wanted, and you said, “A box.”
“To put things in.”
“Whatever you have,” you said.
Well, here’s your box. Nearly everything I have is in it, and it is not full. Pain and excitement are in it, and feeling good or bad and evil thoughts and good thoughts — the pleasure of design and some despair and the indescribable joy of creation.
And on top of these are all the gratitude and love I have for you.
And still the box is not full.
Opening Reception | July 6 6:00-8:00 pm
I have lived in Schuyler County my entire life. I am a farmer like my father and like his father. On occasion I have made paintings.
There is no exhibition history worth mentioning. There is no permanent collection anywhere.
I was asked to show some of my work publicly, mostly, for the first time. So this is what I shall do.