Memory, history and identity are intrinsic to my practice. Inspired by folklore and mythology, my work explores how we connect with the world around us and the imprints and traces we leave behind. Residual memories are retained in people, objects and places - these ephemeral "ghosts" are what inform and feed my practice.
Through the process of making I engage with spiritual and primitive ideas of ritual and repetition. I create fragmented, growing pieces where images and words appear and disappear again like the layers of a distant memory.
Text plays an important role in the form of automatic and confessional writing. I allow meanings to become subverted, encouraging the viewer form their own interpretation.
Utilising subtle elements - transparency, reflection, shadow - I explore the edges and peripheries where remembrance takes on an almost mythical role.
Originally from the Highlands of Scotland, I graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Painting & Drawing from Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, in 2011. Since then have been based in Edinburgh, working from my studio in St Margaret's House, and exhibiting regularly throughout the UK and abroad.
© Amy Cameron 2017