kisses at a beach with a hammock for audre [to learn to pray]

ruby onyinyechi amanze
kisses at a beach with a hammock for audre [to learn to pray], 2014
Graphite, ink, colored pencils, fluorescent acrylic, photo transfers
243.84 x 182.88 cm

Through the medium of drawing, amanze creates an infinite and borderless world where multiple stories collide. Kisses at a beach…. suggests a hybrid and lyrical invention of a place that is fluid and evershifting where the artist consciously evokes emptiness as a transitory space that can be layered with depth. Seemingly fragmented imagery converges within a dream-like state. amanze notes, “the drawing participates in its own making...I engage in a dialogue where the materials, forms and narrative inform me of what they need to be. I may begin with pieces of a story, but in the process of making, we spiral into this other world. We create our own journey.”