A digital collage, this piece measures 12x12 in size.
Amy says: “The Upside Down”, and all of the pieces that I create, are meant to express something about the universe and living world we find ourselves in.
Specifically, my intent in “The Upside Down” is to represent the symmetry we see throughout the natural world both within ourselves and throughout our development, as well as within the structural development of other living organisms.
The vast majority of animals have body plans based upon bilateral symmetry, portions of the two sides of an animal ideally developing into the perfect symmetrical balance of one another. However, animals during their embryonic stage are not formed in a vacuum, but develop asymmetries in muscular and structural form based on exposure to disease, nutrient deficiencies or hormonal imbalances. In this piece I wanted to express something about that visual signature of some of the first lasting impressions that the environment has on our DNA and the way it is expressed. It’s a reminder of the heavy hand that our environment will place on the expression of our genes through our lives and throughout all life on this abundant planet. "