Amy Sterly – Llanfaircaereinion – Powys – 2018.
Amy Sterly is a printmaker and sculptor originally from Chicago, now living in a small community in Wales . She tries to subvert the idea of the rural idyll through her prints and her recent sculptures have reinvented the nature of the book into something tactile that triggers the memory and emotion.
It was also a very pleasant journey through the lovely rolling hills between Welshpool and Newtown, the true heartland of Wales.
Amy Sterly is originally from Chicago , USA, she graduated in Fine Art at Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois and moved to the U.K. in 1989.
She is a Print Maker and Sculptor, who has exhibited across Wales, Europe and America.
‘ I want my Art to trigger emotion and memory and change the object into something that you might not expect’.
‘Being involved in the Literary Atlas Wales project has been an exiting and inspiring journey that has helped me find a new direction for my work and it also helped me explore new connections and meanings between literature, art and the concept of mapping.
The interdisciplinary nature of the project forces one to think about the nature of fiction and its place in the real world and how it connects with the way we imagine the story we are reading.’
It was also a very pleasant journey for me to travel to the lovely rolling hills between Welshpool and Newtown the true heartland of Wales.