Amanda Lilleston

 I explore interconnected systems of biology by collaging woodcut prints of human tissues and organs into prints of botanical or zoological forms. My work as an artist explores the mutuality between the world and the bodies it continually shapes. Using printmaking and paper joining, I transform woodcuts into shifting structures. Since becoming a parent, I have been thinking about these themes in relation to time. In the haze of early parenthood, as I held my daughter, I imagined my mother holding me and her mother holding her. I have been re-experiencing my childhood through my daughter and son. The sense of time passing, but a more overwhelming sense of time looping, drove me to create these woodcut prints of shared experiences through my family over the generations. I started thinking about a Möbius strip as a narrative structure: a loop with a single twist– one-sided, one edge, looping in time. This is an installation of four Möbius strip sculptures.

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Title, medium, size and price for each of the above works:

Mőbius Landscapes
woodcut collage
8′   x 15′  x 3′
$4,000.00

Mőbius Landscapes (detail)
woodcut print collage
8′   x 15′  x 3′
$4,000.00

Mőbius Landscapes (detail)
woodcut collage
8′ x 2′ x 3′
$1,000.00

Mőbius Landscapes (detail)
woodcut collage
8′   x 15′  x 3′
$4,000.00

Mőbius Landscapes (detail)
woodcut prints on Gampi and Sekishu
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