I work primarily in ink, as it transfers media effortlessly and maintains a sense of humanity and directness; from heart, to limb to pen.
My focus lies in what many consider the macabre, and my illustrative style lends itself to this as a concept. I aim to create images that haunt, that provoke thought and inspire the viewer to introspect, but without being morbid, and inspiring reflection over revulsion.
I envisage, as a first step, a series of powerful images, along the lines of the whale above, and the woman who dreams beyond where we exist day to day, and the wolf who may prowl or shy away defeated, that ruminate both the internalised pain of the human condition and also comment on the human impact upon – and view of – the beasts of this world and the next.
“Amy’s fantastical visions find their roots in numerous sources, particularly in the eerie illustrations of Edward Gorey, Dan Hiller and Ian Miller, as well as Beth Carter’s sculptures and drawings. Despite the fact that her work is informed by so many sources, Amy still managed to create her own distinctive style. Often imbued with strong social messages, Amy explains how her work challenges the viewer to: ‘dig deeper into the imagery, and reflect on the representation and symbolic content of the composition’. ” Eve Cocks (Art Lecturer & Blogger)