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 chief graphics technician providing reprographic and design support.

Inspiration - We value uniqueness, yet we compartmentalise the world around us as a way of simplifying our everyday lives. It is this conflicted relationship between the component part and whole and our need for order and chaos that my artwork explores. I am inspired by organisms and habitats, that are a distinct part of a larger environment. My work has a minimal quality, that considers the themes of chance, totality, intimacy and the inner life of ordinary things. 

With thanks to the IoA and collaborators for their kind permission to share work. 

© 2018, Amanda Smith