Amanda Wilkinson

Arc, angle, plane, form

Amanda grew up in New Zealand in a family of architects.  She trained and worked as an industrial designer for many years, so it seems natural that the central theme in her work is three-dimensional form.

Even when working in two dimensions she likes to play with the illusion of a third dimension, often incorporating shadows, both real and suggested, to aid this.  Sometimes she creates geometry that deliberately alludes to forms that would be impossible.

From a distance her work is precise but look closely and you'll see evidence of the meticulous hand work that she enjoys - a deliberate balancing of craft and an ever-present "inner control freak" which she just can't shake, so instead she embraces it.

Amanda lives and works on a hill beside a native forest reserve in the windy city of Wellington, New Zealand.  

These paintings were initially inspired by a photograph taken from the top of that hill on a cold, grey, winter's day.  Being close to Antarctica, where many of the world's icebergs originate, gave meaning and relevance to the naming of this group of related works. 

Each new iceberg is named using a convention which identifies where they broke away from and whether they split from the original iceberg to form a new smaller one.

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