Art Quilt Elements
AQE 2024 Artist

Amanda Smith



Acrylic Gouache, India Ink, Watercolor, Walnut Ink on Mulberry Paper, Quilted

44” x 70″


During the Covid-19 pandemic, I’ve spent significant time in my backyard. I’ve come to appreciate how my activities are a primary way I mark time and derive meaning in an era of pandemic, climate disaster, and political upheaval. My attention has shifted to small subjects in my immediate environment that have taken on poetic or portentous qualities, creating a sort of ‘backyard mythology’ that explores catastrophe through routine, particularly when catastrophe becomes routine.