Amanda Gandy
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Amanda Gandy

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Visual Art – Houston, TX

Many people take great comfort in the bathroom towels being the same color as the soap, toilet paper, and tiles. It means there is a connection between them, and an environment of order. Home is a place not only of comfort, but of control. This sense of order, in whatever form it takes, acts as a shield against the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world. My work is an examination of the different forms this shield takes, and the thinking that lies behind it. I use imagery that represent attributes of the home as the common denominators of our personal environment. Altering this imagery is a way of questioning the attitudes, fears and unwritten rules which have formed that environment and our behavior within it. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places. My creations are not always about pretty things. They are about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected. ...more