Process is central to the work I make. My process is largely intuitive and focuses on a mix of constraints and improvisation. I find inspiration from working with a limited set of tools and materials and the innumerable ways those materials and tools can be used and reimagined. I’m drawn to low-tech methods because they are accessible and approachable, which are two values I hope come through in the work. Typography continues to serve as a starting point for exploring abstraction. It provides the structure I’m seeking while the process remains open and exploratory. Though I work with recognizable letters and numbers, I'm interested in abstracting these shapes and focusing on the direct experience of pattern, line, shape and color.
Amy Torgeson is an artist working in printmaking and collage. Her work is influenced by nature, sculpture, textiles and the colors and textures gathered through travel. She uses wooden typography blocks as the basis of her printing and is drawn to the graphic yet imperfect quality of working with these blocks by hand. Her prints reflect a modern, abstract sensibility and often focus on the direct experience of color, shape, line and pattern. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children and works from her studio in Sausalito.