Unaccustomed Beauty Contemporary Art
Unaccustomed Beauty Contemporary Art seeks to capture what is often overlooked, providing a different perspective to reveal beauty in unaccustomed places. UBCA is currently a solo operation run by Amanda Porter with the purpose of sharing her artwork with the world. The art you see here is contemporary conceptual art, all original, one-of-a-kind pieces made by Amanda.
Amanda Porter’s passion for new experiences, ideas and perspectives has led her far and wide. Traveling and living in different countries broadened her horizons and gave her inspiration and insight to pour into her art. Majoring in Fine Arts at Utah State University was just the beginning. Since then, Amanda has been developing her style skills as a contemporary conceptual artist and has exhibited work in the U.S., Canada and China. With a heart to learn Amanda has pursued foreign language studies and theological education to help her better understand the themes she explores in her art. The learning continues as she currently studies Arts Administration at Southern Utah University. Between her time in textbooks, she explores new ideas actively creating art from her home studio in Layton, Utah with the company of her studio dog Stanley.
Life has taught me to find beauty in unexpected places. The more I learn and travel, the more ways I find there are to see and understand the world. I channel my vision and creativity into my art where I explore different themes of landscape and place, time and memory, change and transition. As a contemporary conceptual artist, I use a variety of art forms and materials, whatever I feel best expresses the message of the work. My standard tools are color, shape and abstraction. I create to connect with and inspire others so they too can broaden their horizons and gain a new perspective.