My name is Amelia Holman. I am a multi-disciplinary artist who enjoys working in 2D and 3D. I grew up in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, before moving to Bath about seven years ago after my GSCEs. To focus on my growing love of art, I decided to enrol at Bath College to study Art and Design, gaining a distinction at level 3. My next step was to take a degree in Creative Arts Practice at Bath Spa University, before focusing on Fine Art for my Masters.
In my triptych, ‘Sudden Echoes of Memory’, there is an element of connection and disconnection, with the face, the eyes, the mouth, the ears creating faces in different directions and spaces.
The same is true with my use of dots: some circles are closer together, yet some are apart, creating groups and also creating marks which seem quite lonely, in their own personal space, just floating, happy, sad, angry perhaps that they are by themselves.
Then when you look at the legs and the arms there is a playful element. No arm is the same: they are all unique to themselves, as are the legs. However, each leg and arm has a partner, are connected, pattern or no pattern, jewellery or no jewellery.
I have also felt drawn to cartoons that include Rick and Morty, Midnight Gospel and Adventure Time. The weird, bizarre and extraordinary illustrations and animations from these television programmes have impacted my art and the way I draw limbs and figures, as well as creating my own characters. These modern-day cartoons suggest an alternate (and sometimes better) view of modern life, showing us that we don’t have to look or be a certain way to be connected. I hope to explore these illustrators further in the future.