This summer Amy could be found painting in her backyard; the hot dry days welcomed her outdoors and she found herself getting up early in the morning while the light was still soft. Her good friend’s turquoise cruiser was a primary focus for her. When asked about the bicycle, she had this to say:
“The bicycle - and particularly the cruiser - represents an innocence, a sense of personal adventure, a new orientation. Though I have not ridden a bike very much, I am drawn to the bicycle because it symbolizes the possibility of personal exploration.
And I have explored this bicycle from many angles. I have placed the bike under the dappled light of my backyard trees; I've put it in front of the garage/home studio orange door; I've moved the bicycle into the garden. It gave me a way to delve into a personal landscape, the morning light in my backyard, the changing flowers and foliage of my garden, the evening shadows, the clover. Looking back over the summer this bicycle had me experience a sense of wonder in my own backyard.”