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Welcome to ScienceCrush!

My small, wearable sculptures (art jewelry) and my larger fine art sculpture are also online at amyhamblinart.com.

If you see a piece there that is not listed on Etsy, let me know and I'll post it here to make buying easier for you!

I am an artist, mother, traveller. I have had a crush on Science since I can remember! I am happiest when working with my hands. I work my metals like some people work bread dough, or clay.

I come from a very creative family; authors, potters, gardeners, horticulturalist... but I am the first in my family to make my art a business.

My Mother could look around, anywhere, and find lovely, interesting things that would otherwise go unnoticed. She taught me to look at the world with…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 28
  • Joined September 14, 2010

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rubber, metals, silver, bronze, copper, iron, steel, stones, glass, wood, most everything, enamel

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About

Welcome to ScienceCrush!

My small, wearable sculptures (art jewelry) and my larger fine art sculpture are also online at amyhamblinart.com.

If you see a piece there that is not listed on Etsy, let me know and I'll post it here to make buying easier for you!

I am an artist, mother, traveller. I have had a crush on Science since I can remember! I am happiest when working with my hands. I work my metals like some people work bread dough, or clay.

I come from a very creative family; authors, potters, gardeners, horticulturalist... but I am the first in my family to make my art a business.

My Mother could look around, anywhere, and find lovely, interesting things that would otherwise go unnoticed. She taught me to look at the world with what my young daughter would call, Fresh Eyes; seeing things apart from their context, and enjoying them formally, visually. My young creative daughter helps me keep my eyes “fresh”, and ScienceCrush is, in part, our partnership.

In art school, in anatomy class, nearly half my life ago, I saw lovely orbs and arcs and bulbous masses and spindly lengths, where others saw “Bone” and “Tissue” and “Organ”. Lovely, and to me, eternally fascinating. In time this has expanded to include a love of the visuals in science in general, astronomy, physics, etc. My artwork is infused with organic and anatomic imagery. My current body of small wearable sculptures refers to flora, physics & architecture, and science & medicine.

As an artist I am intrigued and inspired by the lovely juxtaposition of form and function in organic nature: the physical opulence and visual cacophony that disguises functional economy and efficiency. The heart is a soft, gibbous, mass of gulping plumbing. Lungs, as they form within the thorax, delicately divide into two sacs each filled with thousands of little sacs; a humorously fussy design. The shimmering tiny villi of the intestines churn and squeeze with amazing pressure. I love the visual tenuousness of tender stalks that feed and support ample, heavy peony blossoms; the decorous spindly roots trailing off a garlic bulb; the lovely slick fit of the scooped joint of a horny bone in its socket. With these images in mind, I have created these odd, delicate pieces, with their portals and bumps and valves and stems, that glory in the anti-intuitive designs of nature.

The legal training that I had prior to deciding to focus on art-making, helped pique my interest in problem solving and intuitive thinking, and taught me that I am happiest making art!

I hope you enjoy looking at, wearing and living with my small, wearable sculptures as much as I have enjoyed designing and creating them!

Carpe Diem!

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