Chasing Butterflies | Paintings

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Dimensions:12"  x 12"  x 1"
Weight:1 lbs
Delivery Format:2D Artwork
Additional Description:I use ceramic sculpting tools and palette knives to peel back layers of paint and create texture.
"She didn't chase shooting stars, she chased butterflies. She preferred looking forward, to up." - j. Iron word
Always looking towards what is next before I even finish what I am doing now. Maybe it's the need to do everything while I'm here. Maybe it's ADHD. Maybe it's mom brain. Maybe it's just a little girl stuck in a grownups world.
Artist StatementI am drawn to the idea of balance and imperfection and how that translates to the paper or canvas. Without knowing this was my goal, someone recently told me that my work reminds them of the Japanese term Wabi-Sabi. Wabi-sabi represents Japanese aesthetics and a Japanese world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. A beauty of thing unconventional. This idea is translated to my work as I strive to create a balance of color, texture, movement, and energy. One can say that an artist’s work is never done, and mine is certainly never perfect, but we should all seek to find beauty in life’s imperfections.
Artist BiographyAmy Stone was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, and a Masters in Art Education from Hofstra University. Since relocating to Seattle in 2014 with her family, she has shifted her medium to painting with a focus on abstract expressionism. Her work has been featured in various locations around the city. A mom of two young boys, she draws inspiration from even the most mundane tasks in her daily life.
University of Colorado at Boulder|Graduated
What I Love Doing
I love being alone while painting in my studio, going on adventures with my family, yoga, gardening, all things food and wine, travelling, and learning about new things.
What I Find Beautiful
Where do I start?
My Favorite Memory
I don't think I can name one favorite memory, but the entirety of my wedding day is up there. We were surrounded by everyone we know and love to celebrate the love we found with one another. That day set the stage for our lives together which I couldn't be more thankful for.
My Favorite Art Style
How can I choose just one? I would say it's anything that makes me feel something when I look at it.
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Subject Matter Animals, Childhood, Fantasy
Personality Type No
Recipient No
Artwork Medium Acrylic
Creative Style Abstract
Collections No
Artwork Underlying Themes Change, Childhood, Nature - as beauty, Optimism