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Amelia Poon
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My sculptures are mostly made of organic materials such as newspapers or bamboo, and through these address ecological issues. These are some examples of my work using newspaper to create mobiles and bricks:

Cuboids, MMIX – MMX is broadly adopting a minimalist approach. Symbolically, it encapsulates the day-to-day international issues, be it political or economical, past or present events.

Through the kaleidoscope of those intricate East and West interactions, it is intended to aspire to a virtual melting pot of lessons.  From conflicts, which had taken place due to blatant misunderstandings etc., consequently, the materials used and the various images and textual displays suggest different cultures and imply specific metaphorical representations.

This 3-D sculpture is put together from handmade brick-like unit components made of the Financial Times and Chinese newspapers. All artificial renderings such as painting and carving etc have been ruled out.  The sculpture is presented on the floor to give the ‘theatrical’ feel.

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6 Responses for “Amelia Poon”

  1. Peter Pearse Says:

    June 6th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Liked the paper sculptures

  2. Jean Marshall Says:

    June 9th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I realy like your work! who were your influences for this piece? It’s very clever,
    it shows many different ways of looking and it also reminds me of the signifier and signified. But then i have only finished my first year. Other peoples views and perceptions could be different.

    Best wishes,

    Jean

  3. MVA Smith Says:

    June 14th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I really enjoyed this representational piece. It reflects the economic and political chaos, both past and present – a topic which is close to every heart at present. I like the way that the surface “skin” contains different Eastern and Western textual messages reflecting issues of the day, some of which aspire to promote hope. Also the use of the FT and Chinese newspapers with their contrasting colour and content is apt within the current economic context (China doing so well economically yet Europe and England not !).

    The difference too between the ariel sculptures and the minimilist floor sculptures illustrates an array of skill as does the Chinese caligraphy.

    Looking forward to future work by this artist.

  4. Mary O'Sullivan Says:

    June 14th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I love your paper sculptors, in particular mobile 4(1)which is so cleverly constructed. While I was immediately drawn to the dark centre,the open edges draw you out again.The contrast in colours helps to make this piece appear very different from some of the others.You have something very unique, I hope you continue to enjoy creating such great pieces.
    Best wishes

    Mary

  5. Alessia Says:

    August 1st, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I like your sculptures, especially the mobiles, the combination of the paper sticks and their colours make interesting optic effects and give a special sense of lightness.
    Good luck with your work!

  6. pingsuncheng Says:

    May 14th, 2014 at 4:55 am

    Excellent work

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