Friday, 7 January 2011

Amanda Francis

My work is always shifting and I have learnt to embrace these changes as part of its ‘being’ in the world.  The subject has morphed from a preoccupation with identity to musings on community and belonging.  In many ways the current shift (which on the surface looks unrelated) tries to make sense of these previous concerns by thinking about them abstractly.

One realisation was the continuous nature of the identification process itself, and in turn the instability of the structures formed by these fluid entities. This inevitably produces new constellations, new forms which all require effort to nurture and understand.

Starting on a micro level and in the spirit of science, I’m considering ‘Black’ as a cultural construct abstracted from its source; constantly evolving in relation to new temporal and environmental conditions.


1. Untitled Black Series (installation view) Ink, Paper, steel, Perspex,

2 - 4. Untitled Black Series (Details)