Amy Smith Garafano is a 2011 MFA grad from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. In case it is not clear in the photo, the fourth work titled Tracking, 2011 is a floor print in which the artist tracked a whole winter’s worth of salty shoe/footprints on a taped lattice in her studio.
The way Garafano is able to make an object or a wall seem stretched yet truncated or flat yet 3-D is particularly interesting. Not only is it visually challenging, it allows you to contemplate the work spatially. I might also point out that Garofano’s use of what is otherwise ‘simple’ linage and shape is anything but simple. The geometric patterning in her work gives each of her pieces delicate depth and dimension.