Influenced by photo realism in the 1970s, the American artist Virgil Grotfeldt later turned to more mystical imagery. His interest in anthropological themes helped to form his work. He executes most of his works on paper, experimenting with materials like coal and metal dust and documents such as nautical charts or fragments of handwriting. In the 1990s Grotfeldt dealt mostly with natural phenomena, thereby creating delicate, biomorphical abstractions. The artist lives in Houston, Texas.Patrick Healy is the author of 'Virgil Grotfeldt' with ISBN 9783879098187 and ISBN 3879098182.