Amelia Briggs

Region: South


City / State: Nashville , TN

 I construct bloated forms that reference the visuals of youth. Comprised of panel, faux fur, found fabric, fiber, papier mâché, and handmade textiles, each piece takes on a creature-like presence that recalls the hypothetical version of a forgotten childhood object.

The simplified visual cues surrounding children serve as lessons leading to identity development and the idea of self. While each generation shares many of the same visuals, what unique understanding do individuals bring to that history and nostalgia? Rather than spell out a specific narrative, Briggs reimagines a shared language—hopefully offering a springboard of recognition and possibility.