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WorkSpace: The Fantastic Totems of Greg Carter

WorkSpace: The Fantastic Totems of Greg Carter

Stepping into the home of Raleigh artist Greg Carter is like stepping into a welcoming, lucid dream on a comfortable summer night. You know you’re not in Kansas but you are completely cool with that. As a matter of fact, your pretty psyched to be in that dream right now.

I consider Greg one of Raleigh’s best kept secrets however his work is not much of a secret anymore. After moving from Minnesota over 20 years ago Greg has amassed an impressive catalog of sculptures, paintings, illustrated books and drawings while showing at a number of galleries while most recently showing at Carrack in Durham. His work is a whimsical twisting of color and pattern layered with solemn human emotion. A truly unique aesthetic.

Greg was nice enough to allow me and my family to spend some time with him at his home as he gave us an incredible tour of the compound. His work is delicately yet ubiquitously placed all over his spacious abode so wherever you stroll you are in the presence of his colorful creations.

His preeminent pieces are without a doubt the towering totems that twist and bend and amaze. See for yourself:





Like most artists, Greg Carter has his hands in a bit of everything alongside showing in galleries. He has made a living with interface design as well as teaching at the Living Arts College. Greg will begin teaching illustration at NC State in the Fall so the Wolfpack art students better wear a helmet. He may just blow their mind.

Take some time and check out the rest of the photo-set from Greg Carter’s house and workspace. He is a great guy, amazing artist and gracious host. I’m hoping one day we’ll see one of these totems towering over us in a Downtown Raleigh public park…

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Sean Kernick

Sean brings a mix of social consciousness, inspiration and creative connection to his life as a family man, artist, social organizer, producer, creative director and co-founder. “Family, friendship, and artwork are the pillars that keep my foundation secure. I am always looking to expand and explore all forms of artistic expression.”

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