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Artist Statement

Amy Tillotson
www.amytillotson.com
651-231-6544

I have always felt that I look at things a bit differently than other people. Maybe it’s an overt awareness of light, shadow, pattern; bits of magic in front of all of us waiting to be seen. I find most of my inspiration while walking in nature and in my neighborhood. I collect images of cracks in the pavement, spider webs, tree roots, branches, positive and negative spaces, a repeating pattern of windows on the side of a building or a cast shadow broken by a disrupted surface. All act as my muse.

As a mixed-media visual artist, I enjoy experimenting with and “cross-pollinating” materials and techniques. Painting, drawing, collage, cut paper and deconstructive screen printing, are just some of the methods used in my work. Mixed media satisfies my need for depth of layers, dimension and translucency.

My prior career as an exhibit designer taught me to see spacial relationships from a plan view or aerial perspective. Architectural references and map-like qualities are inherent in my work.

My work is process driven but only to the extent of my attention span. I like to be in the moment, trusting my instincts as I work. I prefer quick marks, keeping the work raw for as long as possible. As each mark gives life to the surface, it both hides and reveals the previous layer, creating a dialog of action and reaction. I strive to keep the piece alive with energy and spirit until it declares its independence and is ready to carry on a new exchange with the viewer.

Making art gives me an endless sense of purpose and is the most effective channel to express my creative self.

 

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Location

Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 141
Minneapolis, MN
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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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