Amy Elizabeth

2 Op Collective has their eye on AMY ELIZABETH! Here are some examples of her work:













Q. Tell us about your work?

A. I have always been interested in completely organic materials. I am only interested in things which come from the earth, like fossils or sea shells. I research what kind of images I am interested in, collect images from library books (I rarely use the net to find my images) and create my own image from my found images. The more I work with the image, the more it changes during all of the processes. It becomes its own animal. After I have MY image down, I run through it with a fine tooth comb. I don’t want to miss any detail or reflections of light. As I become familiar with my image while I’m working with it, I begin to invent my own forms and just create my own tension and release. I have always been interested in fingerprints, but now I am expanding on that a bit. I want to approach drawing and etching hands as a new form of portraiture. You can tell so much about a persons life just from the skin on their fingertips and I plan to examine that in future etchings thoroughly.



Q. What advice do you have for your peers?

A. Advice? As far as printing goes, definitely learn to roll with the punches. Images rarely turn out exactly how you planned and most of the processes are very temperamental. If you can learn to think of things as “happy accidents” or try to not think of a your new image as such a “treasure”, you’re golden. I have also found that printmaking is mostly problem solving, so experiment with problems new processes bring and have fun with them! When printing stops being fun, go home and rest.



Q. Where can we learn more about you and your work?

A. I welcome all questions, thoughts or criticism!




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