ARTmonday: Amanda Barr

On Thursday I saw the below artwork, “Transforming Masses,” on Madewell’s blog and immediately loved it. It’s promoting new works by the artist, Amanda Barr, on view at the Williamsburg outpost of Brooklyn clothing boutique, Bird. The work is  based on her recent trip to Oaxaca, Mexico, where she worked in a printshop on mono prints. There are also landscapes and portraits inspired by a science fiction concept involving fields of gases and minerals and alien bodies that are metamorphosing and diffusing. I love her use of color and the dreamy compositions. To me, “A Foreign Sea” is reminiscent of Chagall. I’ve also included a sampling of some older, more whimsical multimedia pieces at the end.

Transforming Masses

Some Organisms

Mysterious  View


A Foreign Sea

Clayton Volcano

Bringing Good News

Mr. Squash

Older works from Branch Gallery

Golden Owl

Jesus Jeans

Earth Boulder, Fire Boulder, Sky Boulder

Hippo with Flowerflage

Beached Whale of Nightime


Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

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