We have collected objects ever since we have had somewhere to put things. I’m interested in our emotional responses to contemporary objects and the connection we build with inanimate items. The starting point to all my work is that connection, either with an emotion, colour, written word or music, and from there I will investigate how others have looked at the same notion, making a visual representation of my research and reactions, often leading to more questions.
Amanda Simmons worked as a clinical perfusionist before devoting herself to her studio practice full-time. With a degree from Central Saint Martins, London, Simmons has exhibited at SOFA Chicago and COLLECT. Simmons was a finalist in Bullseye’s Emerge competition.