Amy Unfried's Work
Award-winning sculptor Amy Bright Unfried casts her limited-edition or unique sculptures in bronze. The artist values bronze for its endurance, beauty and extraordinary tensile strength, and these qualities continue to appeal to her as the forms her sculptures take have evolved over her sculpture career. The galleries below demonstrate these different forms.
As described in "About," she initially made figurative pieces in a classical realist style, then small trees with birds, and then, after becoming interested in the topological form of the Moebius strip, she explored the wide variety of ways of shaping and combining this simple form. A Moebius Strip is a mathematical object with only one surface and one edge, and her Moebius Strip bronze sculptures juxtapose the soft art of knitting (or sometimes crocheting) with the great tensile strength of bronze to create unique and colorful compositions. Recently, she has applied the lost-wax casting of crocheted yarn to the creation of small colorful bronze boxes adorned with abstract creatures.