8 — Amy Silvey
Inspiration / About the Art: I began a guitar-themed collage series in 2007, inspired by my husband’s passion for music. The titles in this series are words and phrases that can be found hidden in the works themselves, so this was a perfect project for me! Of course, this one is aptly titled “8.” I love collage — it’s like putting the pieces of a puzzle together.
Significance of the Number: I chose number 8 because it was reminiscent of a guitar’s shape.
Materials: Collage, Acrylic paint
Size: 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ inches
About the Artist: Amy Silvey’s love of collage began with card-making and evolved into works on canvas. Her guitar-themed collage series started in 2007, inspired by her husband’s passion for music. The titles in this series are words and phrases that can be found hidden in the works themselves.
Amy is a California native with more than ten years experience in the non-profit field. Before settling in Austin four years ago, Amy worked with a private art collection in Los Angeles, curating exhibitions and writing educational art materials. She holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in the History of Art and Visual Culture from the University of California at Santa Cruz.
In addition to being an artist, wife and mother, Amy is proud to serve as the Senior Director of Development for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
To see and learn more about Amy’s artwork, you can explore her website at AmySilvey.com.
Price: This piece is not currently for sale: There are great reasons to purchase Penny Experiment art. If you would like to purchase 8 #8 or other artwork from this 100 Penny Postcard Art series, please email me and I will put you on my list to inform when this series is for sale.