About the Book
Features & Details
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Oct 01, 2011
Amber Leah Dow - Artist Summary Vast farm land with huge antebellum homes cover the landscape of Madison GA and are a stark contrast to the old abandoned textile mills which dot the small town of LaGrange GA, but influences of both childhood homes can be seen in Amber’s work. The dark industrial look combined with the large eclectic scenes appears as a perverse union of the two rural towns. Working in mixed media gives Amber the freedom to use many techniques while staying true to a style uniquely her own. Multiple textures, layers and finishes provide a complex back drop for each scene or character. Drawing on themes from the past and childhood Amber uses vintage almost antique imagery to construct scenes frozen in time yet alive with emotion. Growth is neither painless or with out anguish, however it is essential for survival. It is only through reverence for those who came before us and an abdication of our own fears that one can truly grow-or Auctus.