Lot 582 - Amy Shelton - Fragment of Honeybee I
Golden Ink on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Amy Shelton has created a celebrated body of work which interrogates the fault lines ravaging the natural world with a quiet documentary methodology. Her meticulously crafted artworks have been exhibited at galleries and public venues across the UK and internationally, bringing compelling and pertinent environmental stories to light. Through collaborations with leading scientists, writers and researchers across disciplines, Shelton’s artistic practise focuses on and celebrates the interconnectedness of unseen ecosystems and their delicately adjusted interweaving relationships.
Shelton studied History of Art (University of Manchester) and an MA in Fine Art (University of Plymouth)
Selected exhibitions: Invited exhibitor for Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition (2022), MAKE SW Artful Craft; Exploring the nature of craft, art, and design in the 21st century curated by Peter Randall Page (2022), Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery 'Biophilia' (2021), Eden Project. Core Building. PLAN BEE. Wolfgang Buttress, Kurt Jackson and Amy Shelton (2019), DAAD Gallery, Zimmerstraße 90/91, Berlin. Florilegium: Honey Flow & Melissographia (2015), Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Bee Works (2015).
Public commissions: The Bedside Biophilia commissioned by Great Ormond Street Hospital (2021), Princesshay Honey Flow commissioned by Crown Estate (2016),
Public collections: The Exeter Florilegium purchased by Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (2022), Great Ormond Street Hospital Collection (2021), Florilegium Quadriptych purchased by Wellcome Collection (2014),
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Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
The drawings were made for the artists' book Melissographia, a collaboration between Amy Shelton and author John Burnside in response to the emerging story of catastrophic pollinator losses worldwide.
Polymer gravure etching editioned by Simon Marsh
Printed in gold ink on Somerset velvet white 300gsm paper
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