November 5th - 28th, 2021
Ebb Tide: Works In, On, and Of Paper
Pulp Paintings & Sculptures by Amy Richard
Opening Reception during the First Friday Art Walk
Friday, November 5th, 6 - 9 pm
A native of Miami, Florida, Amy Richard’s connection with the natural environment began at an early age while exploring coastal waters and mangrove forests near her home. A passion for art was later set in motion at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas where she studied with wildlife artist Jerry Newman and completed a BFA degree in painting and drawing . After working for many years as an artist/illustrator, science writer, and educator, a fascination with hand papermaking processes led her to complete an MFA in Paper and Book Arts at the University of Iowa . Her focus was on Japanese-style papermaking, along with the history, traditions, and the spiritual/ healing aspects of the practice.
Heavily influenced by the cycles of life, much of Richard’s work is a response to the metaphysical energy exhibited in nature, particularly within the detritus or "natural relics" that remain after life is gone. Using the inner bark [bast fibers] from specific plants, Richard strives to capture nature’s vibrancy in her sculptures, prints, paintings, and artist books.
For more information:
KOZO Mini Workshop & Demonstration
by Amy Richard
Saturday, November 13th • 12:30 - 4:00 pm
at Melrose Bay Art Gallery
Paper artist, Amy Richard, working with the pulp that she uses to
hand-make her paper.
Left: Amy Richard at her studio.
Right: Students in Amy's washi papermaking workshop
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