George T. Gregory Jr.

I draw upon personal narratives from my childhood, adolescence and adulthood as inspiration. I pay homage to my Granny by incorporating the same materials we used together when I was a child. I have embraced materials that are considered part of the arts and crafts world. While I honor the memory of my grandmother, I also use imagery not usually associated with craft.

I often deal with tensions between masculine and feminine, hard and soft. My material choices demonstrate this. I use mediums that are commonly considered feminine such as latch hook, felt, and sequins. I often combine these soft materials with wood or other construction supplies that are associated with masculinity. With a desire to camouflage, I often crop and/or enlarge my source images while creating my work. Often, the subject matter is right in front of you, hiding in plain sight.

George T. Gregory Jr., 2011