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Amalia cowley

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Mostly in the realm of sculpture, Amalia's work is trying to make connections between found, man-made materials and organic objects like stone through the use of metalwork, casting, printmaking, paper pulp, waste plastic, and cardboard. She has always been interested in the reasons why ‘borders’ between classes and cultures exist, having sat between them growing up working class as an immigrant from Zimbabwe. Amalia's works try to highlight Dystopian ideas about the future and talk about the systems of power that affect our mundane life. 

When making she has been focused on the finding and reusing of waste materials. She is particularly interested in the use of waste household materials like plastic and cardboard. She has collected discarded cardboard and made it into a clay-like texture that is free, non-toxic, can be reused and is incredibly versatile.