Ama Menec | Red Kite

Ama Menec sculpture

Ama Menec – Red Kite
Bronze – edition 6 of 12

A 49cm high life sized Female Red Kite in limited edition patinated foundry bronze. This sculpture has crisp sharp lines & Art Deco styling, the planes & angles of the bird being reflected in the planes & angles of the rock she sits upon. These magnificent birds have been successfully reintroduced after being hunted to extinction in England.

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1993-96 BA (Hons) Applied Arts, University of Derby

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.