Artist Statement Repurposing...
Think of it as a double entendre. I am not only repurposing materials to build texture, depth and an interesting element in my artwork, but in life I am continuing to do the same. I feel a transition happening, perhaps its post covid life, perhaps it's a mid-life, or the transition from my kids being very little, to getting older and learning how to deal with this change. Art has become the way I move through these life moments. Repurposing or finding purpose again from elements of past purpose.
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Amy Stone is an artist on the acknowledged traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present. She was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, and an MA in Art Education from Hofstra University. For many years she worked purely with chalk pastel, but since 2016 she has shifted her medium to painting in acrylic and various mixed media. Focusing on abstract expressionism and the abstracted female form, her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., has been recognized and collected nationally and internationally.