McCauley deconstructs flowers, leaves and other natural materials and positions them in large presses to shape and dry. When the elements are ready, she re-imagines them into graphic works of art. She describes her work as botanical collage – offering a fresh, new, and contemporary look for this age-old art form. McCauley currently lives and works in New York, Los Angeles, and Lopez Island.

For inquiries, pricing, & commission ideas, please reach me via email at amcchiggins@me.com

"Art making is my spiritual practice. Interacting with nature's elements gives me a sense of being connected to all things of this earth and beyond. My work is an act of meditation and a sublimation of sorts. The process of foraging, shaping, preserving, and building natural works opens a hidden channel allowing my subconscious and conscious mind to work in tandem.  Working with nature becomes the instrument to understanding our own nature.  It's almost as if the petals guide me in the process locking into place like a puzzle. I often have a sense of wonderment, and surprise during construction - "am I magically putting the petals in place, or is this something bigger than myself?"  In building these reflections of life, my aim is to capture moments in time--past, present and dreams of the future. A flirtatious wink, a serious question, a curious observation, a thrilling adventure, a heartbreaking loss, a gut-busting laugh - stories of human nature expressed through nature itself."

"Art making is my spiritual practice. Interacting with nature's elements gives me a sense of being connected to all things of this earth and beyond. My work is an act of meditation and a sublimation of sorts. The process of foraging, shaping, preserving, and building natural works opens a hidden channel allowing my subconscious and conscious mind to work in tandem.  Working with nature becomes the instrument to understanding our own nature.  It's almost as if the petals guide me in the process locking into place like a puzzle. I often have a sense of wonderment, and surprise during construction - "am I magically putting the petals in place, or is this something bigger than myself?"  In building these reflections of life, my aim is to capture moments in time--past, present and dreams of the future. A flirtatious wink, a serious question, a curious observation, a thrilling adventure, a heartbreaking loss, a gut-busting laugh - stories of human nature expressed through nature itself."