Potential
Potential

© 2015 Amy Richard, silkscreen pulp print on artist-made kozo paper; 24 x 18 inches

When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them? (detail)
When Trees Lose Their Leaves, Do They Miss Them? (detail)

© 2017 Amy Richard, nature pulp print on artist-made kozo paper; 11 x 8.5 inches

Potential
Potential

© 2015 Amy Richard, silkscreen pulp print on artist-made kozo paper; 24 x 18 inches

Artist Statement

 

My work is a celebration of the energy exhibited in nature. Through reflection and reverence of the myriad natural relics left behind, I seek to tap into that energy -- to raise my own level of awareness.

The drawings, prints and sculptures I produce are animated by the belief that nature is telling us something with its own expressive vocabulary of lines, shapes, textures and colors. In every weather-worn remnant, there is a narrative—and lessons to be learned.

The rituals of drawing and erasing, cooking and beating fiber, concealing and revealing imagery, form and text, connect me with a host of questions about the presence and absence of life and how it relates to our own fragile stories.