BACK TO THE BEGINNING
Flowers, trees and other natural forms have always served as inspiration in Amy's work. In the series "Loop" she returned to those forms and applied a different lens - fiber. This series marks the beginning of her fiber work.
In these sculptures, she explored the ways felt and thread could be used to mimic the stroke of a brush or line of a pencil.
"I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught"
A collaborative fiber installation that engaged women from around the world.
Installed at the Temple of the Cosmic Mothership from May 1 - 9, 2015.
A LITTLE MORE THAN 100...
The #100womenproject is a collaborative international art installation facilitated by Amy featuring crochet wisteria vines from over 500 women from 6 continents and 20+ countries. Submissions were accepted over a five week period and installed at The Temple of the Cosmic Mothership from May 1-9, 2015. Further details can be found on the official website www.100womencrochet.wordpress.com
IT LOOKS LIKE A FLOWER IN A BLENDER!
"Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes"
Amy's most recent collection of paintings explores a different perspective on the flower. The forms are drawn from the rhythmic pattern created by flower petals. Additional details are drawn from plant cells viewed in microscope slides and the rings that form inside of a tree.
Trees and flowers remain a prominent influence with a transition into forms that are further abstracted. The paintings were inspired by a series of line etchings found in this body of work.
Individual napkins dyed with assorted teas assembled to create a site specific installation at
The Temple of the Cosmic Mothership from May 1 - 9, 2015.
THAT'S A LOT OF TEA
Tea has served as a bookmark in my life. The bitter unsweet of the North marking my childhood, the shockingly sweet of the South denoting the farthest geographic move I have ever made, while the hot, crisp, Asian green teas remind me of my heritage.
Each napkin in this piece was hand dyed by individual bags of tea I selected for their color and taste. The tedious repetition of dyeing and attaching every napkin is calming as I find my own state of zen in each iteration.