Amanda Pierce is a Cree Métis contemporary encaustic and sculpture artist. Her work is very eclectic and stems from an intuitive and subconscious process. Often when she paints she is visiting nature or expressing a feeling or emotion from the past or present. What emerges are images that are her interpretation of places she has visited. Amanda's artwork doesn't reflect a specific scene, rather it's a distillation of memories from paths traveled. Some of these journeys are from the prairies where she grew up, Quebec where she now resides and others from time spent in Europe. As a result, the work reflects both the old world and the new world.
"I carefully build up many layers of encaustic medium to the surface, for additional depth texture and translucently. I then carve gouge into these layers to the underpainting below, revealing the goodness and light hidden over time. This process magically transforms my paintings. It is as if the carefully constructed layers represent the way life causes us to hide and protect our inner selves. All these marks and imperfections portray life experience, love, sorrow, joy, pain, forgiveness, wisdom and completeness. I want each person to be able to see my paintings infused with their own emotions and ideas of place and time.