Amanda Musick is an exhibiting artist with Meg Roussos.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
After attending the same university at separate times, a mutual photography mentor insisted that the two of us needed to know one another. Our mentor, Mike Smith was absolutely correct and we immediately bonded through our love of the landscape, hiking, photography, and being adventurous, wild women. We have a mutual connection of understanding through the landscape. We influence each other by pushing the boundaries of photography through sculptural and conceptual forms.
Throughout the pandemic we have kept one another company via Zoom. Our virtual hangouts provide us with creative accountability and encouragement to get outside, make art, and stay sane. Additionally we have been communicating through photographs from our daily walks. We take turns sending a photograph and responding with another that has visual similarities. Although we live roughly 2,824 miles apart, we remain connected through the landscapes we walk through daily.
Artist Bio for Amanda Musick
Amanda Musick (b.1990 Kingsport, TN) is an artist and educator working in Upstate South Carolina. She received her BFA in Studio Art from East Tennessee State University and her MFA in Photography from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina in 2018. In the Fall of 2019 Musick was an Artist-in- Residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.
Musick’s recent project, Land Unfolding examines the natural environment and the ways in which a photograph can function to represent place. The dichotomy of artificial and natural environments is explored through assembling multiple photographs made in real landscapes to construct new, illusive vistas and forms. The processes of deconstruction and reconstruction employed speak to the continually changing landscape as well as humanity’s attempt to preserve and piece it back together.
© Amanda Musick