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Amanda Small

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Concomitance, 2013/2014 White Earthenware, Thread, Vinyl, Cabachons, Digital Imagery Variable
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Concomitance, 2013/2014 White Earthenware, Thread, Vinyl, Cabachons, Digital Imagery Variable
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What Matter(s) Will Come, 2013/2014 Porcelain, Pigment, Acrylic Thread, Linen, Watercolor 12' X 20'
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What Matter(s) Will Come, 2013/2014 Porcelain, Pigment, Acrylic Thread, Linen, Watercolor 12' X 20'
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What Matter(s) Will Come, 2013/2014 Porcelain, Pigment, Acrylic Thread, Linen, Watercolor 12' X 20'
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All Truths Wait in All Things, 2013/2014 Porcelain, Foam, Vinyl, Paint, Paper, Wood, Thread
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All Truths Wait in All Things, 2013/2014 Porcelain, Foam, Vinyl, Paint, Paper, Wood, Thread 12' X 40 '
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Systematic Landscape, 2012 Porcelain, Foam, Vinyl, Paper, Paint Variable
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Systematic Landscape (detail), 2012 Porcelain, Foam, Vinyl, Paint, Paper
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(Some)Where We Meet (detail) , 2012 Porcelain, Plastic, Vinyl, Paint, Foam Variable
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Delta Drift (detail), 2012 Porcelain, Paint, Paper, Vinyl
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Delta Drift (detail), 2012 Porcelain, Paper, Paint, Vinyl Variable
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Delta Drift, 2012 Porcelain, Paper, Paint, Vinyl Variable
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A fading glimpse/your House, 2012 Video Projection, Paper Variable
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A fading Glimpse/your House, 2012 Video Projection, Paper Variable
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Heliotrope, 2009/2010 Porcelain, Pigment, Foam 10' X 10' © 2009
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Heliotrope (detail), 2009
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Heliotrope (detail), 2009 Porcelain, Pigment, Foam
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Nidus, 2009 Porcelain, Fiberglass, Pigment
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Nidus (detail) , 2009
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Nidus (detail), 2009
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Alterity/Other, 2010 Porcelain, Fiberglass, Resin, Digital Imagery, Pigment
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Alterity (detail), 2010
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Alterity/Other (detail) , 2010
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Zoetic, 2010 Porcelain, Fiberglass, Pigment, Foam, Vinyl Tape Variable © 2010
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Zoetic (detail), 2010 Porcelain, Fiberglass, Pigment, Foam, Vinyl Tape
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Zoetic (detail) , 2010
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Zoetic (detail)
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Stellate, 2009 Porcelain, Fiberglass, Digital Imagery 10' X 10' © 2009
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Stellate (detail), 2009
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Stellate (detail) , 2009
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Vestigal, 2010 White Earthenware, Pigment, Fiber Variable
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Vestigal (detail), 2010
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Between Us and Them (side view/wall), 2010 Porcelainous Stoneware, Paper, Graphite, Vinyl Tape Variable
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Between Us and Them, 2010 Porcelainous Stoneware, Paper, Graphite, Vinyl Tape Variable © 2010
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Between Us and Them (detail), 2010
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Stellate Porcelain, Fiberglass, Digital Imagery 8' X 8'
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Zoetics, 2010 Porcelain, Fiberglass, Foam, Digital Imagery 8' X 12'
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Arizona
Birth year
1977
Lives in
Worldwide
Works in
Worldwide
Tags
mixed-media, installation, sculpture
Statement

 

I signify my ideas about a living web through metaphor, using sacred geometry, radials, and lattice patterns to reference architecture found within living structures. Repetitive patterns common in nature act as an allegory for a collective identity, and reference the inter-connectedness of living things. Technology allows us intimate views of otherwise invisible worlds. Our relationship with nature is vastly explored and exploited through this technology. Complex patterns of unfolding symmetry depict continuity in the organization of the elaborate cellular structures within each living organism. Correlations between patterns in nature, nature in art, and art in technology and the evolution of this interface are current themes I am interested in.  Parallel symmetries found beneath the surface of organisms suggest kinships beyond comprehension. Simultaneously, my employment of unfired clay and slip remind us that our own subjectivity and relationships to each other and our surroundings are in flux.

Systems, both real and imagined, create intricate maps implying both a literal and figurative reference to collective history and identity. I am interested in how patterning, and use or recognition of patterning, can act as a catalyst to talk about ideas pertaining to unity, collective identity, history and place. Here, patterning takes on the important role as an interface between physicality and cosmology. Cell structures, tissue, bone, plants, and seeds offer complex worlds of webbed correlation. Color and texture combine to mimic the rich and varied surfaces layered within each organism.  With microanalysis these common natural phenomena become a fantastic landscape of intricately connected links of unfolding organic architecture. Delicate layers arranged in undulating patterns reference internal structures found in nature, biology, and plant life, while discussing the relationships between our selves, our technology, and our subsequent experience of nature and each other.