The art of building art: Amy O. Woodbury

Movement. Movement. Room.

Amy O. Woodbury was when a modern dancer and choreographer where by her milieu was motion, movement and area. Whilst in the studio inventing movement, she would at times visualize photos and concepts that she considered would be better expressed as a piece of visual artwork rather than a dance. These days, as a two-dimensional visible artist, she is tapping into her choreography encounter as a way to build motion, motion, and room on canvas.

Interlopers (Submitted picture)

Woodbury settles in day-to-day in her spatially challenged studio, formerly a screened-in porch, purposely minimizing interruptions of sound and sight. Her prompts and inspirations occur from her nature walks near Lake Michigan below in Evanston, and the designs, patterns, and contours of the pink rocks in Southern Utah where she visits regularly. Also, from her eager observation of other artwork. And when there is no distinct inspiration, she finds that if she starts producing motion on the canvas, “moving off the spot” as she puts it, those original marks will evolve into a enjoyable completed piece of artwork. Some pieces are accomplished in a single movement, although other folks may possibly keep on to be increased for weeks or even months. In every situation, movement will have to be present in the artwork to be total.

Demolition (Submitted image)

At the moment Woodbury has two little fantasy themed canvases in development. Usually her operates may possibly be in stark distinction with one a further: just one will be comprised of numerous, smaller brush strokes and element do the job followed by just one that lets for more substantial, much more expansive moves and marks of the brush. This harmony of motion and scale functions like a “palette cleanser.” And developing far more than 1 point keeps matters engaging and stimulating.

Woodbury is not constrained to a single unique medium and creates with acrylic, oil pastels, chalk, watercolor pencils and collage. When an notion “…comes to me” she “…can’t wait” to shift to her studio and function it out.

Fall pageant (Submitted photograph)
Artist Amy O. Woodbury (Picture by Joerg Metzner)

“I’m jazzed by the burgeoning artwork scene in Evanston, the aid and encouragement I want to be a part of it. And I have been fortuitous in that I have designed a wholesome client foundation right here in city I am able to market my operate.”

Her upcoming path in art will contain an assortment of canvases and different surfaces. Motivated by the majestic vista of Lake Michigan to the east, she would also like to get back again to tackling big-scale works, which would help her to even more examine those people aspects of choreography: the human determine, motion and place.

To see Woodbury’s perform, check out her web site. And really uniquely, she hosts a very community-oriented event: Amy O. Woodbury’s Annual Entrance Garden Art Sale. Pay a visit to her clearly show and sale Labor Working day weekend at 1931 Colfax Road in north central Evanston. You will find an array of galleries of her canvases, drawings and notecards. This 20-calendar year additionally custom is one particular way Woodbury shares her artwork, supporting to generate a community of excellent will and art appreciation in our fantastic city of Evanston.

This report initial appeared on the Evanston Produced website.


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