1.Tell us about yourself.
My Name is Amber Damare. I am from the small town of Covington, Louisiana. I specialize in printmaking, illustration, sculpture, woodworking and one of a kind accessories and clothing apparel.
2.What are you presenting at the Baton Mini Maker Faire?
I am presenting my hand printed works of art that also hand drawn. These works range from screen prints to lino block prints. I will also be presenting my new hand made wooden shelves that can be used for a variety of uses.
3.Why is making important to you?
Making is important to me because it gives me a way to use energy to create things that are of use or to express feelings. I have always been creating and will continue to create as long as I possibly can.
4.What was the first thing you remember making?
The first thing I remember making was actually a simple drawing of a horse that my mother taught me how to draw when I was around the age of 3. It used simple shapes including ovals and triangles to create a simple shape of a horse. I still remember to this day how to draw it.
5.What have you made that you are most proud of?
There are several projects that I am quite proud of. Many of them just for the fact that I persevered and despite the challenges still finished them and in turn learned skills to bring to the next piece that I will create.
6.Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
I would probably first build a studio space. Then get all of the equipment to be able to make transparencies, burn screens and print them. I would also get a printing press to print wood blocks and lino blocks. These are the things I miss the most about not being at school and having access to these facilities to create the works I was able to when I was there.