Amy Swartz is a Toronto-based visual artist. She creates highly detailed and meticulously crafted collections that combine both natural and artificial materials in sculpture, installation and drawing. Her work explores the idea of obsession – not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity's perceived control over nature, life, and death. As R.M. Vaughan wrote, "Swartz makes even the tiniest deaths meaningful (and, yes, morbidly funny)."