Amy Cutler's work was recommended to me, and I actually found myself intrigued by her work. I think that, while I like to draw and art is very important to me, I don't have the investment in it that most artists do. For example, in this context, I don't often appreciate other artists' work unless it is personally appealing to me. Aspects like the formal principles and the complex meanings don't often do it for me if the art itself isn't aesthetically appealing. Anyway, coming back from the tangent, I like [some of] Amy Cutler's work.
A lot of it involves women merged with inanimate objects, like boats with women's torsos forming the masts or mountains whose peaks are women's upper bodies. I must admit I'm not a fan of these ones. I like her
Her work has an interesting stiffness to it, in that the figures look like they're from a digital 3D model rather than from real people. Their movement looks unnatural and stilted. I'm not sure if I like it or not.
Unfortunately, her online presence is TINY, so I couldn't find the title or original source of almost every piece I saw.
Kristin Hines - Student artist at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School