Bronze – edition 10 of 12
A 44cm high life sized Female Buzzard in limited edition patinated foundry bronze.
I was drawn to this pose as something never usually caught by the naked eye, half way between being relaxed & being very alert.
West Country based artist Ama Menec is best known for her work in bronze, depicting wildlife
and historical subjects. Pieces celebrate the successful reintroductions of species such as the Red Kite, and naturally recovering Buzzard, and mammals still threatened by human persecution. Ama is a passionate supporter of rewilding.
I try to express not just the beauty of each species I sculpt, but also to demonstrate something unique about that animal which sets it apart from other species. This can lead to some unusual poses, often drawing the eye to things rarely seen or never noticed.
Ama’s figurative sculptures reflect a 35 year fascination with our early pre-history and of later Archaic Greek stone sculpture and also her time teaching Lesbian Herstory which included Regency legend Anne Lister.
Her sculptures are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving.