This work is slow.
I am here and now, following the blade as it slices through color, pattern, and texture. The process of making is a comfort, a therapy, and a way to connect my past with my future. I delight in visual co- creation- the complexity that exists within the contrasting of hard edges with soft colors, and definitive shapes with convoluted patterns. The result is an unexpected manifestation of an ecstatic process. The dimensional quality of these works is inspired by my background as a sculptor, in terms of the physical textures of the vinyl and flocked paper, layering and weaving of materials, and the creation of the illusion of space in the rendering of geometric forms.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Amy Feigley-Lee is a contemporary artist from Detroit, Michigan. She earned her MFA in 2007 from Cranbrook Academy of Art with an emphasis on Sculpture. Her current studio practice has evolved to focus primarily on creating intricate and labor-intensive collage pieces composed of found vintage wallpapers. She is inspired by the colors, patterns, and textures found in wallpaper, as well as the formalist aesthetic sensibilities that come with being an art foundations educator. Amy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in venues such as the Freud Museum in London, The Daimler Chrysler World Headquarters in Berlin, and The American University in Cairo, and was selected to participate in Andres Serrano Pick Detroit, at the College for Creative Studies. Her work is held in the private collections of renowned interior designer, Lois Wienthal, as well as Philanthropists Sue and Allan Jay Kaufman, and the Mercedes Benz Financial Services Headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI. Outside of her studio practice, Amy helps build community among artists/mothers in the Detroit metro area by facilitating studio visits and critiques. She also holds the title of Special Lecturer of Studio Art at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan where she has been teaching for nearly 15 years.
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