This piece was published in Illustration West 57.
The original piece was done in graphite and illustrates the word “metamorphosis,” interpreted as energy returning to the cosmos upon death. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. It alludes to both the mysterious nature of death, and the fact that all living beings are made of atoms that were forged in the bellies of stars.
Amanda is an artist and illustrator currently residing near Boston Massachusetts. She works in all mediums, from traditional to digital, though recently has started to use acrylic paint more frequently.
Her work often features elements that can be interpreted symbolically, inviting the viewer to ponder the subject at hand. She gives her compositions a sense of flow through both line and form, and enjoys depicting whimsical and cosmic scenes.
When not creating art, writing, or reading, Amanda enjoys cuddling with her amazing cat, stargazing, and hiking the beautiful woods of her hometown in upstate NY.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.