LEST WE FORGET (detail)
© 2016 Amy Richard, nature pulp print on artist-made kozo paper; 11 x 8.5 inches
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.