Amanda Haw

 

Sharp Lines
2013
6′ x 1.5′
Blue Mountain wool – hand-dyed with acid dyes

Sharp Lines

 
Impressionable
2014
3″ x 13″
Copper wire, twine
Impressionable

 

Solemn Lagoon
2013
4′ x 1′
Quebecois wool – hand-dyed with acid dyes
Solemn Lagoon

 

Artist Statement

I have a great deal of fascination with the human brain and shape of the human body. Much of what I focus on is about human experiences or a design that intrigues the brain. I see people struggle with mental illness, which guided my interest in textile arts. My thoughts on mental health are expressed through static clothing design and sculptural pieces based on abstracted human form. My focus for clothing designs presently include vibrant colours with geometric shapes. They are easily recognizable shapes but in a pattern become abstract and frequently biomorphic. Seeming to have life, my sculptures give the feeling of human connection through touch and movement. My processes are cathartic and at the same time allow others to relate it to their own experiences.