Amy Short

Location

Moon Township, Pennsylvania

United States

About the Artist

Amy is a ceramic sculptor who grew up in Central New York. She works primarily in terracotta and polymer clay. Her work explores themes like humanity's impact on our environment, the human figure, self-esteem, and themes of motherhood. Through her art she tries to understand how humans affect our physical and psychological worlds. Amy grew up in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Living in such close proximity to nature, filled her life with a deep appreciation of nature and animals and a strong desire to protect the very environment that brought her such joy. 

When Amy became a mother her desire to protect and preserve our environment along with her children's' emotional well being became stronger than ever. Her hope is to create a discussion about what we value as humans and draw attention to how our actions have an impact on those around us and on our world. She holds two bachelor's degrees one in French, the other in Fine Art with a concentration in Sculpture. She also spent time in Europe studying French and painting. You can currently find Amy creating in her studio with her spoiled dog at her feet.

Website

http://amyshortart.com/

2021 Exhibition Images

Birth of Venus

Birth of Venus

11 1/2"h x 12"w x 11"d

Polymer clay, paints, stains, waxes

I'm inspired by the intelligence, flexibility and color changing ability of octopuses. The care of our oceans also inspired this piece of a woman understanding the love and importance of this sea creature.

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 Sculpture of a woman holding an octapus

Diminished Protection

Diminished Protection

13"h x 12 1/4"w x 9"d

Polymer clay, wood, paints and stains

With many of my pieces I play with the idea of size and importance. The idea of humans being bigger and somehow more important than an elephant creates the idea that we must care for them and try and prevent their extinction.

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Three Dimensional Work

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 Boy holding a small elephant that is looking back at him

The Weight of the Ocean

The Weight of the Ocean

13"h x 12"w x 8"d

Polymer clay, paint and stains

Playing once again with the idea of size and importance I am taking on the pollution of our ocean and the affect it has on the animals. Though the whale is smaller in size it is still incredibly heavy for the boy to hold indicating the weight and necessity to end plastic pollution.

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Three Dimensional Work

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 Boy holding a small whale

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