'Amos explores the generative nature of image making. Within the repeated and shifting forms of her prints and drawings the progressive and evolving function of a visual language can be observed. Like an architect’s blueprints or a traveller’s navigational maps Amos’ multilayered images combine impressions of the external world with the personal experience of memory to form a new plotting of pictorial space. The passages within her images hinge on the technical nature of her collographic printing. Working from a series of textured plates to create a family of unique but related reliefs, this layering of visual motifs allows ambiguous shadows and offset slippages to reinforce the pace and quality of texture and line. Overlayed with the responsive act of drawing, a visual interplay emerges to reinforce the artist’s decisions to extend and develop her images. While her experiences and memories of the Australian landscape continue to inform the basis of her images, a more expansive, universal sense of space seems to also exist within her current work. Where previously referencing the geological cartography of Australia’s deserts and bushland directly, these new pieces, reduced to delicate patterns of pared back geometry, signal an interest in the potential of recalled, mythologised space.'
Phe Luxford 2011
Sarah Amos's work is represented in corporate, public
and private collections nationally and internationally including the Time Warner
Collection, New York; Dartmouth- Hitchcock, Permanent Collection, New Hampshire;
Alliance Capitol, New York; The Katonah Museum, Katonah, New York; The De Cordova
Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts and Prudential Insurance, Boston,