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Artist Crush: Amy Greenan

April 1st, 2011 · 5 Comments

Amy Greenan lives in a “modest but endlessly inspiring” Arts & Crafts bungalow in upstate New York with her boyfriend and three cats. The artist mainly focused on figure paintings before starting her Abandoned Houses series in 2009. Her paintings are certainly sober but beautiful in their own right and really stir the imagination around the stories of these houses and the people who lived in them.

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Having grown up in what was an abandoned house when my parents purchased it, I find an irresistible affinity to these lost architectural souls. I realized, too, that the similarities between these houses and the human body and experience cannot be ignored. These places have a history in the same way we do. Memories are attached; they crumble in the same way the human body eventually does…

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