Life is Art
Amy has always looked at the world around her, and the life she lives, as art. She believes that if people remember to look at the world with innate curiosity they will recognize that there is beauty in everything.
She is especially attuned to Mother Nature’s artistry and it is no surprise that Amy’s art is influenced by nature’s changing seasons. Amy intuitively and consciously integrates seasonal patterns, shapes, colors, textures, shadows and light into all of her creations.
Amy started her professional career as an RN, but after a few years moved into the healing arts including: energy medicine, homeopathy, shamanism and plant-based cooking, when she realized that, for her, healing was more of an art than a science. The artistry involved in working with people as a healing practitioner encompasses observation, awareness, and intuitive understanding, which easily translates into the works of art that she creates. For Amy, the practice of the healing and fine arts evoke a profound experience of reverence, joy and appreciation of life.
Each piece of her art encompasses who Amy has been and who she is becoming. Just as in life, her art is dynamic and evolving. Amy’s experience of life is infused into all of her artistic creations.
Amy believes that everything in life and nature is inspiration for creating a work of art.
She keeps a notebook by her bed because she often awakens in the middle of the night to write down her ideas, or to draw a picture she envisioned in a dream. From this, Amy can create a pastel drawing or a painting or incorporate the ideas and images into her pottery or glass art.
When creating pottery pieces, Amy finds that shaping materials from the earth such as clay with her hands or using the potters wheel, is a Zen-like experience of timelessness. When working with both clay and glass, Amy sees the addition of heat as a magical element as she waits for the glass to shape-shift from a hard surface to a liquid as it takes on a new shape using a mold. Heat from the kiln also transforms glazed pieces of pottery and is an enchanting alchemical factor that can provide a unique surprise as the heat adds its own additional nuances. These elements allow her the freedom and versatility to create unique pieces that are both visually appealing and functional.
The interchangeability of her medium is something Amy finds very intriguing. The idea that she can paint on pottery, glass, and on canvas is extremely rewarding.
Amy is also inspired that her creations can be used and enjoyed by people and gifted for special occasions.