"Page 11," mixed media painting

This chaotic, emotional abstract painting is one page out of an artist book. On the bottom layer, bright orange and blue paints are scribbled violently across a white surface, with drips splattered across the end of the strokes. Over this, a layer of black and red paint is stroked on with equal violence, and then a layer of light cool colors (whites, yellows, and greens) are selectively smeared over it as if by hand. A splattering of blue sand and flue streaks across the center from the lower left-hand side to the upper right. In the center, Amanda has gone back with a sharp tool and scratched marks down through the lighter colors, leaving jagged black and red lines that one may imagine to resemble hands waving back and forth over a distressed figure.