Artist Statement“There must be recognized, a relationship. As with all relationships, one of commitment, understanding, respect and patience. These, ”materials”, are not merely inanimate objects. They are from the sacred earth. Living, growing, and changing constantly on a level far beyond our comprehension. Therefore, we must learn not to oppose and force them to our desire., but learn from them what is required by us to guide that relationship to the desired result.”
Ferenc Gregor, a first generation Hungarian-American, residing in Maryland, began carving in mid 1980's utilizing natural materials, such as wood, horn, fossil ivories, and stone. He is self taught through years of practice, study, and experimentation with both old and new technique elements in various mediums and styles. In 1996, Ferenc was commissioned to complete the carving for the National Cryptological Memorial, “THEY SERVED IN SILENCE” for the U.S. Department of Defense, and was granted a recommendation to the Archdiocese for his work at Villa Julie in Maryland.Spending many years traveling throughout the east coast and mid-west, he still continues exhibiting in galleries,shows,and present period demonstrations at Renaissance Fairs. He has completed hundreds of works in various media for government, private, and commercial applications.government, private, and commercial applications, his award winning works are valued by collectors world wide.