I studied for a BA (Hons) in Graphic Arts at Anglia Ruskin University from 1995-98. Since graduating I have continued to work as a freelance designer and exhibiting artist from my home studio near Cambridge (and St. Barnabas Press from 1999-2012). I joined the Institute of Astronomy in 2004; where I currently work part-time as a graphics technician - providing reprographic and design support.
Simple geometry is often at the heart of my work. I study the shapes and borders of everyday objects to create focal points. These shapes (or focal points) are layered with a combination of pigment, collage and line work to create imagined inner spaces. The work explores issues of faith, gender, kinship and the environment.
With thanks to the IoA and collaborators for their kind permission to share work.
© 2019, Amanda Smith