In 1986, Ralph Greco began the
study of sculpture with Lilli Gettinger
at the Princeton Art Association.
This period lasted five years and
resulted in a high degree of interest
in stone carving and a secondary
involvement with wood.
During the last ten years,
the artist has produced approximately
45 works in both representational,
figurative and abstract themes.
"The two central themes of my work
are my family and the development of
volume and negative space.
Sculpture is integral to my identity
in a hectic life involving work
and family. It has enabled me to
develop a solid, balanced center
through which the relationship
between my imagination and
technical skill is fused.
Each sculpture seems to develop
in a very similar manner--
from the original idea
to an overwhelming sense of insipient failure
to the exhilaration of anticipated success
and finally the calm perception of