This three stripe artwork was assembled from six individually painted wood panels.
Amelia Coward's works are beautifully crafted experiments in colour blending. They are influenced by the colour theory of Josef Albers, the German 20th Century artist and educationalist. Albers' work led Amelia to focus on the interaction of colours as well as the carefully composed spacial balance between geometric elements such as circles and stripes.
Her creative process begins by painting inks, acrylics, dyes and metallic pigments on large birchwood panels. In using materials with a low viscosity, the artist allows the wood grain to remain visible as a natural aesthetic feature.
The painted panels are then sliced with a laser cutter and reassembled. Being careful to arrange them in the natural order of the wood grain, Amelia is able to create upward movement through the stripes and a calculated interaction between the colours.
With a background in woven textiles, Amelia uses laser cutters in much the same way as she was trained to use a loom: cutting geometric shapes and reassembling them in patchwork compositions.
Amelia Coward holds a First class Honours from Central St Martins and MA from the Royal College of Art. Her artworks can be found in both private and corporate collections worldwide.