Materials: mirrors, wood, paint
About the Work
The silhouetted animals reference animal identification books and museum display boards. I have been inspired by the Victorian Age of collection and Natural History museums for years. The effect of the painted image is meant to be altar-like and the infinite repetition of the image speaks to the illusion of plenty when in fact the species are in danger of depletion/extinction. Perhaps a remembrance. This installation gives me a chance to interact with the motion of the pedestrian and give the viewer the chance to experience visual impermanence.
About the Artist
Amy Wynne-Derry is a painter with a studio in an old lace mill Pawtucket, RI. She has been a Full-time Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston since 2001. She also teaches in RISD’s certificate and summer programs. Locally she has shown at 5 Traverse Gallery and The Chazan Gallery. She has also been a “Celebrity Tour Guide” for Gallery Nite Providence. She received her BA from Smith College in Art History and Cultural Anthropology. Her MFA is in Classical Painting Techniques and Anatomy from The New York Academy of Art in NYC. Her work can be found in both private and corporate collections.
Amy Wynne-Derry does site-specific custom wall paintings for both private and corporate interiors. Infinite Menagerie is available for purchase and installation. Any inquiries please contact Providence Art Windows.