When she was a sophomore in college, Amy had a professor who encouraged her to build as big as she could manage. This sparked a love of creating large scale installations and sculptures that has only grown stronger since 2013. Below, in reverse chronological order, is a selection of installations completed in recent years.
2016 - 2018
From late 2016 - 2018, Amy was the display coordinator at an Anthropologie store in Charlotte, NC where she created window and in store displays. Here are a few highlights of the displays created during that time.
In the summer of 2016, Amy completed a residency at Sachaqa Centro de Arte in San Roque de Cumbaza, Peru. During that time, she created a site specific outdoor sculpture built from materials sourced at the top of the mountain where it still stands. This piece used a large tree that had fallen in the area as the internal support and the rest was created using dried fern stalks and thin branches that were woven together to give the sculpture volume. On the last day of the residency, several flowering vines were planted underneath the sculpture. These vines will grow over the sculpture over the years and eventually cover the piece in flowers annually.
This sculpture was inspired by portals and windows looking into the future and the past simultaneously. The piece is named "Mayatataq rishanki (a donde vas?)" which asks the question "where are you going?" in Quechua, the indigenous language of the region, and Spanish, the current language. A formal statement about the piece in Spanish and English can be found here.
The #100womenproject is a collaborative international art installation facilitated by Amy featuring 2500+ crochet wisteria vines from over 500 women on 6 continents and 20+ countries. Submissions were accepted over a five week period and installed at The Temple of the Cosmic Mothership from May 1-9, 2015. This project gained international attention and was featured on blogs around the world, including Red Heart Yarn's blog. The #100womenproject was completed as part of Amy's honor thesis at the University of Richmond where she received her B.A..
Below is a selection of images of the final installation. Further details and images about the project can be found on the official website www.100womencrochet.wordpress.com