Amber Kempthorn’s work employs the use of mythical creatures and birds to convey a narrative that is often times a quest, the beginning or end of it. Absurd situations and characters help to make their stories believable and endearing.
I really enjoy her carefully collaged works, which use graphite, ink, pastel, and other papers. The works, while huge are extremely detailed in scope and construction. Amber has clearly considered each piece of her images, which range but can be as large as 60 inches in length! If you look closely, you can see that the paper comes off its surface a bit, giving a nice and subtle three dimensional effect.
All images via her website.