Amber Jones (she/her)
A multimedia artist and sculptor working predominantly in ceramics and natural or recycled fabrics. Her work deals with the Climate Crisis in an attempt to synthesise data surrounding the Crisis into a visual language.
Her practice explores material experimentation, movement and the Climate Crisis. Her work to date reflects these concepts, expressed through her ideas and experiences, with art being her method of protest, often taking the form of sculpture and installation using a range of mediums from fabric to clay.
Her final showcase Seeds consists of six ceramic and mixed media works, two prints, a mixed media print and three mixed-media hanging works, each linking to the theme of seeds with a focus on agricultural practices facilitating a conversation with the viewer around the Climate Crisis. (Pictured below are a selection of details from the exhibition).
Wearable artworks are available upon request, allowing the wearer to become part of the collective, each scarf a reminder/promise to continue to fight the Climate Crisis.
Seeds is an accumulation of research focusing on agricultural practice, genetic code and loss of plant species.
The seed symbolises more than just the plant it would grow into but as an emblem of hope, new life, or the planet’s destruction, highlighting that individual and collective action can make a difference.
Planned left to right, although this isn’t required to engage with the work. The exhibition starts with Equilibrium, focusing on the balance of natural versus manufactured species, moving to the Singing Seed, demonstrating that seeds are overlooked, their importance quashed.
The centre of the exhibition houses the Seed of Doubt, with the questioning of agricultural practices. Seed of Hope focuses on how we can make change together if united, with strength in numbers. Dispersal shows the potential flourishing that comes from group involvement. Ticking Time Bomb reveals the precariousness of our situation, yet, when presented alongside Tipping Point, it shows that hope is not yet lost. Mind Sweeping highlights the importance of clearing the mind and focusing on the problem, moving away from Climate anxiety to Climate Action. The final two plates Seed Arc and The Collective, show that there cannot be the restoration of extinct plants’ genetic code, but collective action will replenish future generations.