Why are you making it?
This work is important to me because of what’s happening with the current administration, there’s still so much up in the air, and I am worried about the future of the parks. I want to make this work because of my deep passion and fondness of the National Parks.
What are your influences?
For this project it’s my working in the park and the current administration that have been the creative fuel. It’s one thing to see pictures and hear stories of the parks, but to actually visit and see them is just on a whole other level. I’ve never been so awe struck in my life.
Haha honestly I have no idea. I know I want to keep expanding and working on this series for now, but only life can inspire me as to what’s next.
Amanda Weeks is currently a student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, working towards her Bachelors in Photography. Her work explores lights and colors, but also has a tendency to look towards nature with an abstract viewpoint. Amanda uses long exposure times and focus on color to inspire her and evoke a sense of time. She continues to document and explore the landscapes around her, the influence of humans on these places, and hopes to continue exploring more of the world and its’ natural wonders.
Amanda Weeks is an artist whose works are showcased in GOCA 1420’s Senior Visual Art Exhibition, Ways of Seeing. This is the eleventh annual Senior VAPA Majors art exhibition and runs from 21 April through 13 May 2017. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment. GOCA1420 is located at UCCS Centennial Hall at 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, 80918.