Amy Gross, Headlands Thaw
Embroidery, Applique, Beading, Watercolor, Pencil, Beeswax on Fabric 18” x 36”
Amy Gross is a favorite artist of mine these days and I’m constantly drawing inspiration through her work as well as through her voice. I first became struck with her artistic practice when I originally read her artist statement for the first time. In Amy’s statement, she described how she began her relationship to working with fibers during a time when loss and illness became most prevalent in her life by affecting the lives of people she was most closest to. Her artwork touches on recreating various life forms found throughout nature, especially organic structures located inside organisms. I originally identified with her work because of the way she translated her inner life through biomimicry with art materials.
“My elements mimic both the microscopic and life forms in our human eye-scale. They grow, they take over, they climb. The only rule is that my living things are not corporeal, they’re imitation, they cannot die.” -Amy Gross
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