Amy Massey is a visual artist and bodyworker living in Asheville, NC. She grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and received a BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design. The allusive dynamic of human relationships and the energetic healing nature she has come to know through her work as a massage therapist are prominent themes explored throughout her paintings. All of these works are created with the intention of tapping into a space that feels nurturing and sacred.
Dimensions of Intimacy is a series of surreal, dreamlike landscapes interwoven with an intricate layering of geometric patterning, done in acrylic on canvas. These paintings evolved from an integration of experiences both lived and dreamed, each image holding a reflection of a place that is both physical and emotional in nature. The goal of this body of work is to explore the sensations we glean from different environments, and to explore the symbolism of space in terms of the relationships we develop with ourselves, others, and the world around us.
Portals and Passages consists of looser abstractions of delicate, ethereal vignettes, done in gouache on watercolor paper. The inspiration for these works is subtle and energetic in nature, and comes from a deep source of intuitive seeing. The resulting images are like portals, welcoming the viewer to draw inward and rest within their vibrant, meditative essence. They serve as a doorway for those seeking the unseen, looking for that unshakable interconnectedness of all things.