Amanda works with textiles and mixed media. Texture and colour are an important part of her work and she is fascinated by the juxtaposition of opposing materials; hard versus soft, sensual versus austere.
Her approach is very organic, the materials influencing the direction she takes. She is fascinated by people’s interactions and connections, with themes of vulnerability and exposure often represented by a sense of building up and disintegrating. Her interest in maps and land formations have been a recurring theme in her work, exposing parts of a landscape which have been disrupted by a larger force. Startling colour erupting from cracked, burnt materials creating new landscapes on top of old.
On similar themes, her soft three-dimensional work has explored cell mutations and medical interventions; the fragility of life; our inner world, the connections that we make and the traces that we leave behind.