Ryan Greaves Grand Rapids, Michigan


The tides ebb and flow and make their marks on the island shoreline. Looking around I see the color, the shape, the texture, and the shine that has drawn us to this place since the 1860s. What I’m looking at is Deer Isle granite. I made a series of quad-exposure tide portraits and imitation granite watercolors based on the wide variety of granite found on Sheep Island.

Beautiful countertop,
Beautiful rock,
Hold it in your hands,
The beauty don’t stop.

Ryan Greaves is an artist, designer, and photographer. He enjoys making people smile and is inspired by the absurd, unique, and weird.