Amanda's lively work reflects the characters and stories manifest in her subject. Her current focus is on trees, with an emphasis on arboreal interaction with their surroundings and with people. Her exquisitely detailed pen and ink style is reminiscent of classic fairy tale illustrations, with a counterpoint of modern realism.
I don’t know how or why the tyre got where it is, but I do know that it is in exactly the right place. Its roundness made me think of a life ring or a porthole, and that led me to realise that the collection of tree limbs had an overall shape reminiscent of a ship.