Becky Grismer

Artist of the Black Hills member Becky Grismer

The tree bark figures I create are meant to represent the characteristics shared by trees and humans. I construct the sculptures by piecing together tree bark that I have collected from shelter belts and the forest floor. While gathering the materials, I am placed in an environment where I am forced to consider my relationship with the trees, which leads to the ideas in my pieces.  Through my work, I try to examine people, objects and my relationship with the world around me.

Becky Grismer (b. 1978 Aberdeen, S.D. USA) was born and raised in eastern South Dakota. She received her B.A. in Fine Art from Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD, in 2002. Her work has been included in public collections and can be found in private collections throughout the United States. She currently resides in Spearfish, SD, working as a painter and sculptor.  

 
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 tree bark, lichens, mushrooms 26"x7"
 
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