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The Australian National University

Amanda Small

Country: United States

visited in 2010

Workshop: Ceramics

My work exists in fragile equipoise. Delicate layers of clay arranged in undulating patterns reference internal structures found in nature, biology, and plant life, and discuss the relationship between ourselves, technology, and our subsequent experience of nature. Marked by deep carving and repetition, it is my way of creating a world within a world, visually revealing the cosmos that surrounds us. The clay forms occur in multiples, intended to symbolize vast micro-macro landscapes. I signify my ideas pertaining to a living web through metaphor, using sacred geometry, radials, and lattice patterns to speak to intrinsic patterning found within living structures. Repetitive patterns common in nature act as a metaphor for a collective identity, and reference the inter-connectedness of living things.

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