V. Amari
March 2018 - Present
Mixed Media






Shield For My Lover (2018)
Papier Mâché, Plastic Roses & Assorted Flowers

In the creation of a hybrid object, this piece finds itself between a shield and a shell, as well as a tool and natural object. This enchanted item serves to armor its wielder, who in turn  act as a shield for themselves and the ones they love. This is the first piece in my body of work.

Shown In

LIST Art Center - Love:Love

Granoff Center - 40th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 

Leung Family Gallery - Black Art’s Showcase 2022 -Multiplicity, not Monolith: Locating the Self Through Art

Small Format - ALL MY HEARTS














Inner Core of Adonis (2019)
Digital Media
adonis - a very handsome young man.

This piece is based off of the hashtag #MCM, or Man Crush Monday, bringing form to the internal process of longing and desire of an idealized figure. Formed through an interest in shifting the focus of the materialities in my digital work, combined with my take that men are better left in fantasy. Drawing inspiration from traditional ideas of romance, introspection, and yearning, this piece is both satirical as well as extremely autobiographical.

Shown In

LIST Art Center - Love:Love

Leung Family Gallery - Black Art’s Showcase 2019 - Community of Love

Granoff Center - 40th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

SoLA Contemporary - Like Water







Venom to Nix the Patriarch (2019)
Digital Media
nix - put an end to; cancel.

This piece is based off of a prompt that I received in my first RISD class: a picture of a woman crying accompanied by the text, “When your daughter wishes you didnt exist anymore.” My brain immediately went to a story of a venmous, spitting feminine serpent entity, locked in an eternal contention with the primordial father. Exploring juxtaposition and ideas of classicism, revolution, reclamation, and evolution, I wished to symbolize current struggles against archaic hegemonic systems that currently plague humanity.

Shown In

LIST Art Center - Love:Love










Pulpy Sea Dragon (2019)
Handmade Paper: Cotton, Local Mullen

Within my exploration of papermaking and pulp painting, the Pulpy Sea Dragon takes her shape between the boundaries of flaxseed and mullen pulps. Scans of more abstract pages of pulp paintings decorate the back of this image.

Shown In

LIST Art Center - Love:Love

North House Art Show - Paper or Bioplastic















YLM (You Love Me) (2020)

Digital Media, Concrete Poetry
Special Thanks:
Jill Scott
Solange


Inspired by the repetitive proclamations of love in songs like He Loves Me (Lyzel in E Flat) by Jill Scott and Beltway by Solange, I decided to create a morphing, melting, series of images combining the beauty of repetition in movement, form, and word. This piece serves to replicate the sensation of discovering love for another all over again, and again, and again.

Shown In

LIST Art Center - ANGELOLOGY

Small Format - ALL MY HEARTS
 


















Love Letter (2020)
Digital Media, Poetry
Special Thanks:
blesstie


A letter for my lover expressing emotions that could never be comprehended by the eyes of another.

Shown In

LIST Art Center - ANGELOLOGY


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