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.

Through my work I consider the precarious nature of bringing something into existence. I study the shapes and borders of everyday objects, taking inspiration from their (apparently) simple geometry. I often present physical objects as 2d shaped frames or as portals to imagined inner spaces. My work explores issues of faith and human perception.

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

© 2019, Amanda Smith