EXHIBITION:Tradition Keepers: A Women’s Exhibition
Amason draws upon imagery of sea life around Kodiak Island for much of her carvings, paintings and drawings. Her most recent bodies of work have focused on sea mammals, including a whole series of seals like this painting, in soft, abstract colors on reclaimed wood.
“At the heart of my work are stories and memories of adventures on and in the waters surrounding Kodiak Island: beach walks, skiff rides, hunting, subsistence and commercial fishing days. Old fishing boats, gear sheds, and beaches are places I go to find fluorescent vinyl buoys, bright pieces of plexiglass, sea-scraped marine-grade plywood, cedar for carving.”