Teacher creates works of art during lunch break

Gregory Euclide is an artist and teacher living in the Minnesota River Valley. During his twenty-five minute lunch periods at school, Euclide began creating temporary paintings on whiteboard as a demonstration to his students of the impermanence of nature. He relates this concept to societyʼs impact on the natural world by stating, “When people get to know nature and spend time in it, they start to realize how their actions affect it.” Images from his project "Laid Down & Wiped Away" are created using mainly Japanese Sumi ink, erasers and paper towels. His work has been prominently featured in galleries and on the 2012 Grammy Award winning album covers of the musical group Bon Iver.