Amanda Louise Spayd
Amanda Louise Spayd’s mixed-media work combines the textures and
colors of antique domestic objects, the natural world, and an
obsessive attention to detail. At once endearing and unsettling, her
fabric and clay creatures evoke ideas of discarded children’s toys or
strange puppets with crooked human teeth.
Amanda’s work is influenced by her love of antiques and textiles, as
well as a deep nostalgia for the innocent curiosity and emotional
attachment of childhood. Creating objects that evoke strong emotions –
pity, love, or a feeling of protection over them – is at the core of
what inspires her art.
Because of their aged, antique appearance, one is left to wonder about
the origin, past experiences, and past lives of these creatures. Do
they look like this because they were abandoned, or because they were
literally loved to pieces? The idea of an unknown past story, combined
with the possibilities of their future, is a central theme of her
Her work has been published internationally, and is highly sought
after by collectors around the globe, and she has exhibited her work
in galleries and conventions in her home country and around the world.
She has recently entered the toy market with both Japanese sofubi and
vinyl blindbox toys, as well as cast-resin collectible figures.