Amanda Triplett's installation "Earthen Body" “explores the relationship of our human bodies to the body of the earth through hand sewn, salvaged textiles.” Triplett seeks to “make art in the space where fine art and craftwork intersect… to manipulate, layer, and embroider salvaged fibers into abstractions of biology.” Recycled materials are often the centerpiece of her creations and ideas of sustainability and ecology are integral themes to her thought-provoking art installations.
Reflecting Pool is a video installation that speaks to the struggle of self-love. Projecting video onto a pool made from recycled fiber, the imagery of the video explores the artist’s own experience with self love and bodily acceptance as a moving image struggles in a mix of water and fiber to breathe and speak of love.
In the performance and installation activation piece, Exuviation, the artist inhabited the installation, altering the piece through a molting process of slow-stitch sewing and cutting. Through the course of the exhibition, the installation was transformed by the artist’s molting process.