Who said cyanotypes have to be a flat 2-dimensional piece of art? Amy Heller had been working with cyanotypes for a long time and wanted to try something new, so she turned to 3-dimensional sculpture.
Amy Heller’s “Still Lives” evolved into a series of three-dimensional, collaged cyanotype on fabric sculptures using photographs of classical sculpture, starting with mannequins and then using eggs, a symbol of renewal. They are more narrative, exposed, and cerebral in nature and explore subjects such as astronomy, self-portraits, psychological themes, etc. They “wear” their stories on the surface, inviting the viewer to experience their own interpretation.
“I am always looking for the next shape to use, so I started with eggs. Eggs are the symbol of life.”
“I am always in search for the next thing, so I’m looking at different plastic shapes… as my husband says; ‘I am an artist in search of a medium that hasn’t been invented yet’. Maybe I’ll invent it. Who knows?”
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More of Amy Heller’s sculptures