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Amber Eagle

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Amber Eagle

Amber Eagle received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland. Eagle creates intricate artworks using unique materials, including painstakingly constructed sculptural caves made of sugar, inspired by a six month trip through Mexico in 1997. Eagle often documents these sculptures with photographs, which she also exhibits. The artist, who sees the cave as a metaphor for the unexplored psychological aspects of the self, also considers her medium to be symbolic. To her, the sugar's impermanence reflects Mexican culture's acceptance of death as the inevitable shadow of life, adding that this lies in direct contrast with "American culture's preoccupation with youth and eternal life." 


Artist Information

Residency Type Artist-in-residence

Currently Based Guanajuato, Mexico

Medium Mixed Media

Residency Dates Jan 5 — Mar 27 2006