Amy Stephens’ practice relates closely to drawing and the simple elegance of the drawn line whilst her making process relies heavily on appropriation. For KITE, the artist has re-appropriated existing light-weight metal frames forcing the work to resist the finite. These fragile, elegant architectonic stands act as supporting vessels for geometric, asymmetrical forms. Combining household materials such as fabric and tape with more industrial materials like stainless steel, Stephens aims to denote a shared scheme where everything relates to everything else, especially architecture which reflects the symbiotic ordering systems of nature. Stephens’s artwork evolves through a series of stages, with each successive layer gaining a density until the final form emerges, coherent and cogent.
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