Artist Statement

Making art in the intersection of fine art and craftwork, I manipulate, layer, and embroider salvaged fibers into abstractions of biology and thought form. I create sculptural, performative, and installation works about emotional relationships to biological, ecological, and cultural narratives.

Recycled materials are central to my process and inform the themes I work with as an artist.  Fascinated by wear on the weave of used textiles, I treat aging and deterioration as a part of the creative process. Using needle and thread, I manipulate and sew the fiber into new forms. Making becomes a mending practice, a way to rework and renew ubiquitous materials into something unique and beautiful. The resulting pieces are environmentally responsive, organic, and biomorphic, utilizing the natural tendency of fabric to crease and flow.

My work is activated by the universal patterns of nature, connecting the movement of the cells that make up our bodies to the mechanics of the planets in the solar system. A fascination with the macro and the micro lays the foundation for these abstract fiber works.  The repetition and resonance of patterns in nature’s design are synthesized into textiles, making visual connections between the phenomena of nature and our own human bodies and experiences.

Exhibitions

Amanda Triplett | nature nurture

March 2 — April 1, 2023

Seattle Art Fair | July 21-24, 2022

Visit Shift Gallery – Booth A08at the Seattle Art Fair: July 21-24, 2022Tickets at: seattleartfair.com

Amanda Triplett | Connective Resonance

January 6 - January 30, 2022