As an artist who never felt comfortable with my life drawing skills, I use collage as one way of creating drawings without drawing. I like to work in batches, starting with ink blots or themed source material to develop representations of conversations, interactions and inner discourse.
Hope Amico (she/her) is a collage artist, letterpress printer, former community bike shop volunteer and enthusiastic art educator.
She is the force behind Gutwrench Press, a letterpress shop, zine distribution, and home of the “Keep Writing Project”, a monthly postcard subscription since 2008.
Her work has been shown in Oakland, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; Denver, Colorado; and Barranquilla, Colombia. She helped found the New Orleans Collage meet-up AKA the Mystic Krewe of Scissors and Glue. She has recently relocated to Portland, Oregon, and looks forward to connecting with artists there.