Amanda Mundy

(Westwood, Massachusetts)

A hanging sculpture of many different parts tied together by string. The top pieces curl to form what looks to me like the head of the piece. The parts are all brilliant in their color. Underneath the “head” is the main body of the sculpture, conjoined at the bottom and meeting together again at the top. Some pieces separate and attach like limbs. Others dangle even further, nearly touching the floor.

The work that I create is the opposite of me. I am an organized and timid person, however, in my artistic practice I find satisfaction in working outside of the box and without a predetermined plan. I work with vibrant colors and push myself to create pieces that live outside of the confines of two-dimensional space. I aim to explore new possibilities within myself as well as foster the same feeling of curiosity within the viewer. The work I produce is energetic, kaleidoscopic, and eccentric.  

This collection of paper sculptures studies the ways in which two-dimensional and three-dimensional space interact. Typical elements used in two-dimensional art — paint, ink, paper, and collage– are manipulated to create three-dimensional forms. Sculpture is a new endeavor of mine and I have been inspired to expand my work outside of the two-dimensional ‘rectangle’. This work depicts the evolution of my new discoveries through experimentation and personal courage, while simultaneously incorporating techniques from my previous artistic practice. My aim has been to study how paper can be manipulated in different ways, mimicking the flowing and dynamic nature of watercolor paint. I have investigated how the movement of watercolor can be brought into three-dimensional spaces, creating a series that plays with the boundaries of space that are unexplored in two-dimensional artwork.

This piece looks to me like it could be almost like a croissant or a boomerang in its shape. This crescent piece curves and folds. There are slits all throughout it. It is warm in its color, mostly red but some orange here and there. It hangs on the wall.

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