Evolution and Natural Selection Animal Behavior Man’s Place in larger biological and cosmological systems Inheritance and gene expression Symbiosis Ecological Balance The basis of human emotion Microbiology and the microbiome
Amy Salomone of “Forms Most Beautiful” is a mixed media digital collage artist combining her extensive background in science and art to create works that explore man’s place in the natural world. Her educational and professional background in science is evident in her work which communicates concepts such as evolution and natural selection, animal behavior, the limitations of human perception and our story within a larger cosmological and biological story. Each piece is designed to tell a part of that story and to act as a starting point through which we begin to see ourselves from a different vantage point.
Amy largely works with digital collage and ephemera, but also incorporates personal illustrations, photography and at times microscope observations into her work.
Artwork Themes & Subject Matter
Amy Salomone’s work is typically rooted in uncovering something about the human experience for the onlooker. We, as humans, are deeply entangled with the natural world around us, and yet we often see ourselves as separate or above. In her work she aims to dispel that myth and uncover truths about the origins, experiences and evolution of the human animal. In addition, she often play around with themes such as microbial diversity and the microbiome, evolution through the process of natural selection, biochemistry, ecological balance, symbiosis and nucleosynthesis (the creation of matter) within stars and supernovae. “My pieces are meant to bridge enormous gaps in time, linking the distant past to our current realities”.
Einstein once said “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. That is the idea that dictates both her personal approach to learning about the universe, but also to communicating that understanding to an audience.
What can the world teach us about ourselves? How can it change our human perspective and the way that we move through our lives?
These are questions that interest and inspire Amy’s work.
Amy Salomone’s works have been featured in notable magazine, and books including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Goats Milk Magazine, Arts to Hearts Magazine, The Mountain Astrologer Magazine, “The Illustrated Book of Medicine” collection, “Returning Home To Our Bodies” and “A World in Which”.