Amy Dean

Overture to The Tempest
Cain Killing Abel
The Creation, after Ovid's Metamorphoses
The Unicorn Tapestries


Every day I am taking in forms from books, nature, literature and experience; I transcribe them with my intense fetish for rich materials into intricate, devotional friezes. They are relics of my quest for truth and beauty. In the process of making them, I assert my duty and responsibility to myself to not quit, to not waste away, and to not die and forfeit this one life that I have. In this intense feeling of time and space and my historical relationship to all the things that have gone before me, I stand in awe. Life is so precious and quick, I want to bring a seriousness to this notion to encourage myself and the viewer to look inward and reassess what is important and real.