Amanda Brooke

Rise (detail) - 194cm x 72cm x 14cm, sequoia wood, stainless steel and porcelain

Amanda draws on a number of influences for her work, the most significant being the natural world. Working predominantly in clay she explores textures, colours and movement, translating them with her own unique expression into sculptures with fragility and poignancy.

Clay has associations with solidity and functionality, Amanda likes to break these preconceptions and uses clay to create delicate, fragile works that contradict the substance they evolved from.
 
Caught between her love of painting and sculpture, Amanda tries to capture the spontaneity of a brush stroke with the movement of a three dimensional solid form.
 
Psychology and philosophy underpin her motivation to make as everyday issues are expressed and resolved through the process of making and its outcomes. As Jung so perfectly expressed, 'often the hands solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain', a quote that has great resonance with her work and practice.
 
Rise - 194cm x 72cm x 14cm - sequoia wood, stainless steel and porcelain
Rise - 194cm x 72cm x 14cm, sequoia wood, stainless steel and porcelain
Rise - 194cm x 72cm x 14cm - sequoia wood, stainless steel and porcelain
Lough - 28cm x 10cm x 17cm, stoneware, wire and glass
Lough - 28cm x 10cm x 17cm, stoneware, wire and glass
Lough - 28cm x 10cm x 17cm, stoneware, wire and glass