Hailing from rural Northern California, Amanda Thomas is a visual artist working in photography, painting, sculpture, video and sound. She works in the Art Department of the College of the Siskiyous, and is an Art Studio student at the University of California, Davis. As a visual artist, she is interested in the devalued and forgotten. She often utilizes and transforms discarded materials in her work, and makes intentional connections between materials and concepts. She often inserts herself into the work through self portraiture, or quite literally by incorporating objects including her x-rays and her own teeth. She is currently experimenting with long-expired photographic materials and trash as textile. Her work resides at an intersection between her personal life and the larger world.