Amy L. Burns

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About me

Industry Arts
Occupation Artist / Bookbinder / Printmaker
Location Vermont, United States
Introduction I grew up as an (mostly) only child in Washington state and spent most of my time in the dirt, making things, reading, or playing video games. Lupus kicked my butt when I was 28 and I lost my job in Boston. I had meant to start my own business anyway, and had just started dabbling in painting, so at the time it seemed fortuitous. Of course, I didn't know it was Lupus or that my health would never really fully recover. As I experimented with art as self-expression I tried out many mediums (acrylic, oils, watercolor, clay, fabric, paper) and loved them each for their own unique qualities. Still, Lupus has urged me to move toward ease and simplicity, and I've always loved books and paper and thread... so it was a natural shift to move into bookbinding. Books are a sacred space, and I love providing the blank pages for folks to give voice to their dreams.
Interests bookbinding, vintage books, journaling, painting, ceramics, historical fiction, home cooked meals, reading, yoga, meditation
Favorite Movies Amelie, Madagascar, The Matrix, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Darjeeling Limited
Favorite Music Tegan and Sara, Iron and Wine, Tori Amos, The Shins, Mirah, The Weepies, They Might Be Giants, Why?, Modest Mouse, Jack Johnson
Favorite Books Care of the Soul, The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire, The Mists of Avalon, The Wyrd Sisters, Firethorn, The Wee-Free Men, His Dark Materials

If mud is dirt plus water, what is clay?

broken down mineral-bearing rock