Amy Fleming
Tallahassee, Florida

Amy Fleming examines the issue of ageism in her hand-colored screen prints by combining portraits of individuals aged 60 or older with images of found objects and tools of skilled labor. “Ageism is a byproduct of a hyper-consumerist mindset,” says Amy. “The disposability of mass produced goods, the replacement of ‘old’ with ‘new’ without regard to quality or continued usefulness feeds into this attitude.” Through creatively crafted imagery, Amy brings mass-produced objects out of the junkyard and into the world of art and fashion. “Impossible robes and royal collars [are] made from pump valves and vacuum tubes, pull tab rings reappear as chainmail, soda bottles form crowns and halos that adorn images of elder members of my community.” The work is clever, detailed, and finely executed.

Our Lady of the Salvage Yard IV
22.5" x 15" , mixed media artwork
$550

Our Lady of the Salvage Yard X
22.5" x 15" , mixed media artwork
$550

Our Lady of the Salvage Yard VI
22.5" x 15" , mixed media artwork
$550


Our Lady of the Salvage Yard XII, With Fish and Flowers
22.5" x 15" , mixed media artwork
$550

Our Lady of the Salvage Yard IX
22.5" x 15" , mixed media artwork
$550


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