I am interested in the idea of artist as mad scientist. My drawings and collages offer visual hypotheses to the question: What would happen if the DNA sequences of humans, plants and mushrooms were spliced with each other? Using graphite, watercolor, walnut ink and collaged paper, I create hybrid creatures: wolves morphed with women; mushrooms morphed with men; and sheep morphed with branches, trees and blossoms. These phenomena are my interpretation of the perversion of the natural world wrought by genetic engineering and mutation gone awry.
Amy Ross is a Boston-based artist who uses watercolor, collage, graphite, and walnut ink to produce works on paper as well as large scale, site-specific wall murals. Amy was a religious studies major at Connecticut College and went on to earn a Master’s in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School before switching gears to study art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Amy has had solo exhibitions in many U.S. cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Atlanta, and has shown her work in group exhibitions across the country. She recently started teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.