Maker's Details - Menec, Ama

Bronze sculptures of British endangered wildlife inspired by Art Deco architecture and stone carving in their styling.

Category: Sculpture
Website: www.amamenec-sculpture.co.uk
Email: amamenec@lineone.net

After 30 years as a ceramicist I am now moving into foundry bronze for my sculptures of British endangered wildlife. These are patinated by the foundry in realistic colours whilst being inspired by Art Deco architecture and stone carving in their styling.

Scale is important as many people are unable to see our wildlife at close quarters, so to help the viewer to really get a sense of the presence of our native wildlife I make my sculptures life sized.

My present project is of a mantling Barn Owl which I hope to have cast during the summer of 2014. This pose is one that could not be done in ceramic, and I have sculpted this using an external and internal armature and plastoline as the modelling medium, none of which I have used before. Changing to these materials has liberated me artistically and freed the form from gravity.

As I also run a volunteer badger vaccination scheme for Devon, the next sculpture after the Barn Owl will be of a running Badger. If I can get enough suitable images together, (not easy with a nocturnal animal), I aim to start sculpting this in the spring of 2014.

 


Ama-Menec----Red-Kite
Buzzard-Front-300dpi
Swift-300dpi
Work-in-progress-300dpi

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