AMY OATES



ARTIST STATEMENT


I am fascinated by the way I observe individuals interacting in negotiations between public and personal space. I find that our cities – those static dots on the map – are formed, altered, and sustained by anonymous persons, fleeting moments, rubbed shoulders, blocked views, stuffy spaces, converging paths, diverging destinations, what is given, and what is taken. My work explores the “crowd” as a singular unit, representative of ephemeral moments captured in time where individuals come together to create something new, abstract, and larger than themselves. As the world grows more urbanized and densely populated, I am using my practice to explore how we might learn to live within the crowd.


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