In "Columbia River Gorge Series" Greg created an ode to his grandfather, Elmer Tate, a farmer and man of importance to Greg as he grew up in Oregon. While growing up he would travel with Elmer along the Columbia to watch Native peoples standing on platforms fishing for native salmon.
The black and white checkerboard platforms for the Box series is reminiscent of the black basalt rocks that dominate the Columbia River.
Box & Platter Series
When I drive east of the Cascade Mountains, I’m fascinated with the images of the wind towers that speckle the undulating landscape.
I think about how these wind farms are harvesting the wind to produce a clean renewable and efficient energy is a positive step towards meeting the needs of our growing and changing planet.