Aimee Petkus

Milford, DE

I find inspiration in the vast canvas nature provides, where one will find organic, living things that show symmetry and geometric patterns, but also inorganic, non-living minerals with haphazard, disordered forms. The combining of art and science and the play within seemingly contradictory elements is more natural than we realize, but can cause us to challenge what we know in order to change the way we look at the world.

Aimee grew up in Colorado and received a BS in Natural Resources with a concentration in geology from Colorado State University. She worked professionally as an environmental geologist for several years in New York City and the surrounding areas.  A desire to make things with her hands and get out from behind a desk led her to the Savannah College of Art and Design where she earned her BFA in Jewelry and Objects in 2013. Having an interest in both science and art influences her work to represent this duality.