Amelia James

Amelia James - BA (Hons) Fine Art

Ebb and Flow: The Human Shell in Ecofeminist Expression

I am obsessed with the intrinsic connection between the human and natural form. I envision a confluence of the feminine and the sea, contriving into forms beyond human: a future where our bodies become oceanic. A reverence for the vulva is held at the shrine that is my work; challenging societal taboos and celebrating the power and sanctity of the feminine form. The overarching concern of my work is ecofeminism, a critique of how patriarchal systems contribute to both the exploitation of the environment and the marginalisation of women throughout history. My sculptures intertwine the human form with the natural, evoking a sense of unity and reverence for both, challenging viewers to reconsider/rekindle their relationship with nature.