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Amy Wilson's Art

"artists", "handmade", "mixed media"Katie Runnels4 Comments
Per my usual, I'm a day late and a dollar (or more) short on the latest goings on in the art world. Thankfully, I was alerted to artist Amy Wilson this morning and the clever tote bags she's creating from the remnants of her recent public art installation.  Find them here. And don't despair...many of them are sold, but she'll be adding about ten new original bags every week-the next update is tomorrow night-Wednesday, May 19th, at 7pm EST.
An Amy Wilson Original Tote Bag...
created from remnants of her large vinyl installation-see below.

The installation whence the bags are being made:  
It Takes Time to Turn a Space Around, 2009-2010
Digital print on vinyl, based on original watercolor drawing created for the space
Approximately 5' x 130' 
Located at West Thames Park (De-installed)
West Street and Rector, in lower Manhattan
(photo Katie Armstrong)

There was a secret language
watercolor, gouache, pencil, collage on paper
22" x 30" 2009



Jersey City artist Amy Wilson's watercolor drawings feature a cast of child-like female characters who communicate their thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams through diaristic text. Often deeply personal, the work touches on the inner life of the artist while addressing broader cultural ideas about femininity, art, science, and politics. In some instances the drawings become three-dimensional with the incorporation of cut-outs and pop-up constructions.

There are always such beautiful things paper house installation

There are always such beautiful things, 2009

watercolor and pencil on paper
9" x 12" 2010


Amy also teaches drawing and art history at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as the New Yorker, The New York Times, and Art in America. View and discover more on her blog, website, and Flickr albums! xo