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Artist Amy Evans
Fine Art Photography
Amy Evans As an artist I have always relied upon my native environment for the foundation of my work. Whether taking direction from a farmer’s field with perfectly aligned cornrows or the random design of discarded trash clinging to a chain link fence. New Jersey’s ever-changing palette has had a direct imprint on my artistic process.The Unspoken series of images are divergent from my past work with atmospheric landscapes. In this new work compositions are created through explorations of organic form; isolated by a flatbed scanner and a beam of light. I’m interested in the visual rhyming and relationships among natural forms. This body of work serves as a metaphor for nature’s relationships in line, shape and design, and their human counterparts in relationships between people. Here images are magnified in the same way our emotions are sometimes intensified beyond reality and reason. The process I’m using is somewhat unusual; I’m shooting with a flatbed scanner, which offers interesting opportunities and limitations. This produces a single image that I can fabricate blend, and rearrange into the visualization that I choose. Each composition serves as a platform for contemplation of both nature’s selection and human interaction.