Bellotto, View of the Grand Canal and the Dogana (detail), ca. 1740 (x)
Movement and interactive relationship with the body has been the most important element throughout my body of work. However through these works, I also started to explore the mechanical structure as a form. Mechanical structure becomes the most enjoyable form to me as it becomes complex yet remains simple and coherent. The contrast between metal structural form and natural feather, together with the repetitive and whimsical movements of fragile wings, provokes the imagination and evolves the intimate relationship between work and viewer/wearer. Although the recent series, segmented wings have been focused on the formal challenge to engineer an intricate movement that simulates bird wings, these works are intended to be a series of poems in which I develope my own formal language, interpret the nature of wings, create various structural forms with movements, and share the metaphor, imagination, humor, with viewer/wearer.
Castiel Hand Study by Amanda Tolleson
Freehand digital painting on corel with ink and oil paint brushes
Also, bear in mind that i am always interested in commissions! if you want to know more about how i do those, please don’t hesitate to ask :)
hey guys, just want to remind you that you can buy prints of these on Redbubble. If you’re short on money, you can get them in greeting card size, (for about $2-3) and 12” photographic prints only cost approx $7. I only get a small royalty off of these, about 10% because they don’t print in bulk, but even a few cents help!