(BA) Fine Art - Second Class; Upper Division: University for the Creative Arts (Farnham) 2016
Amy is a Southampton based visual artist working across media to produce both large scale objects and small scale creations and currently has a studio in aspace's Arches Studios.
Her smaller works have been mistaken for advertisement material and can be documented through photographs or simply left in-situ. She will often recreate objects in as much detail as possible, creating real, tangible and functional objects from imagery, using a variety of sources including local archives, images she takes whilst exploring her city, her own family images as well as images shared online.
Conceptually her work is interested in local history, personal history, class culture and ‘crossing the class divide’ - to borrow the subtitle from Lyndsey Hanley’s book ‘Respectable’. In her most recent work’s ‘THE HOPE - II’, ‘In the heart of the Strong Country’ and ‘Always Served Here’ she has explored a very personal family connection through writing and object making. For the artist; originally from a council estate in Southampton, but relocated to a new build middle class suburb in Surrey as a child, the work has provided a way to reconnect with parts of herself and her family, parts that have been lost and separated by social class, distance and death.