Amy Morel’s primary media are welded steel sculpture and paper collage. She appreciates how these 2 different media allow her to work in different ways: long-term projects versus quick studies. Recently, she has been exploring the interplay between these two practices by using collage as a jumping off point to paint directly onto her steel constructions.

Living in Barnard, Vt. with her husband and 3 teenagers gives Amy exposure not only to the wonder of the natural landscape, but also to how our increasingly on-line, on screen life shapes perceptions of our visual world. This has energized Amy’s interest in pulling the 2D into 3 dimensional space. For Amy, the viewer’s interaction with her pieces is what completes the cycle of making art.