Sunday, February 14, 2010

People In Your Neighborhood: Amy Ross

I like everything about Amy Ross' art- the use of lines, the color palette- sometimes almost painfully light and elusive, other-times definitive and assured- the names of her pieces which use words that I love and which come together so satisfyingly falcon, shroom, titmouse ( in the same wonderful way that Beatrix Potter's works evoked magic ) and the unabashed fascination with detail detail detail! Alongside a true vision and obsession ( read her statement below ) which gives her work continuity and intellect alongside it's obvious magic. I would love to own any and all pieces! Her work is exactly what I would want to be doing if I were talented in this way. * Go here to see more...

Artist's Statement

" I am interested in the idea of artist as mad scientist. My drawings offer visual hypotheses to the question: what would happen if the DNA sequence of a plant or mushroom were spliced with that of an animal? Using graphite, watercolor, and walnut ink on paper as well as directly on gallery walls in site-specific installations, I portray animals morphed with branches, mushrooms, berries, and blossoms, thus forming implausible hybrid creatures. These images subvert the traditional genre of botanical illustration by approaching the close study of the natural world through the lens of genetic engineering and mutation gone awry. "



Woodpeckershrooms With Falcons


Woodpeckershrooms


Snake Charmers



Rabbit Magnolia


Goat Magnolia

Brother Wolf 4

Kuwati Den

Brother Wolf

Brother Wolf ( he is my favorite Wolf, for his expression, so fascinatingly human )
Ms. Moon said...

Wow. Indeed!
I know a snake charmer who is a snake. I wonder if she could paint him.

Lacey said...

You're right, they're beautiful. It totally reminds me of childhood fairytales. :-)

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the Magnolias. This is so creative. I wonder what she sees in her head everyday.

Terresa said...

I vote for the woodpeckershrooms. Most definitely!

adrienne said...

thank you thank you thank you!

i love them all, but i LOVE the snake charmers.

yes, this is my favorite kind of art, and my favorite kind of artist; mad and brilliant and challenging boundaries and so very articulate.

brilliant!

xo
http://adriennepatrick.typepad.com/my-blog/

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Your favorite wolf is actually Dakota Wolf, right?

Elizabeth said...

OOOO -- fantastic! Wherever did you find her? These are so magical and you're so right about the delicate color palette. Thanks for the link!

Babe in Babeland said...

I love how you open my world up to new artists, ideas, concepts. Thank you!

Annie said...

That reminded me of a more modernized Beatrix Potter :)

yolanda said...

google Mira Schendel.
love
yolanda

That one girl said...

You posted a few of these before right? I love them! I've seen them before I think...

Maggie May said...

Nope I've never posted these before. I tend to like illustration and beautiful line drawing so I think some things I post have a very similar aesthetic.

Reginasaurus said...

LOVE the Goat Magnolia print. They're all beautiful! xo

Phoenix said...

These are so cool! I love the mushroom snakes, but the wolves are awesome!

Birdie said...

That's some gorgeous stuff!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, BTW....I'm jealous of your California weather for sure!

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