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.
2022 Cotswolds Sculptors Association Gardens at Miserden, Gloucs
2021 Altered States, Shaw House, Church road, Newbury, Berkshire.
2019 Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum Sculpture Show, Essex
2019 Fresh Air Sculpture Show, The Old Rectory, Quenington, Gloucs
2019 The Sculpture Garden, Cookham Festival of the Arts, Berks
2018 Artist in Residence Nature In Art Wallsworth Hall, Gloucester
2018 Sculpture in the Garden, Godinton House, Ashford, Kent
2017 Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Galleries, The Royal Mall, London
2016 Royal Scottish Academy Open, The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland
2016 Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London