Amanda White

Portfolio of artwork and current research projects


Rewriting the Wild

this projectexists as objects and events- reading groups or book clubs. The work evisits well known novels that feature ‘man-vs-nature’ conflict narratives, editing the gender of the protagonists. To date this project includes The Old Man and the Sea (The Old Woman and the Sea), and The Call of the Wild, with two more in progress. The Call of the Wild Was printed and sent out to 25 participants for review, to gather responses to the project and the new story. With designer Tetyana Herych (of Furrrawn Press)  the beeks are being designed as a series, starting with The Old Woman and the Sea.
 This artistic experiment is concerned with generating discussion and debate; will this slight but important shift change the story’s human-nature narrative in interesting ways? Will it generate new themes, metaphors, and meanings?