ABOUT ARTIST STATEMENT My work is both literal and fantasy. It is about fashion, beauty, sexuality and strength. It is about the reaction of the waitress, model, or housewife when she sees herself as something different. It is about the beauty in every person... the natural beauty that can exist without starvation and conforming to the status quo. It is about feeling comfortable, alive and on fire in your own skin. That is beautiful. BIOGRAPHY Raised in a Kansas suburb, Amy first studied painting and drawing at the Kansas City Art Institute and then later, photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. She now splits her time between Brooklyn and Chicago with her husband Brian, sons Luke and Alex, and their German Shepherd Marley. Amy's work explores the ideologies of womanhood and the secret lives and fantasies of women. She approaches her subjects as more of a film director than photographer, and strives to promote self-esteem and a positive body image in women.