Amelia Key grew up in Dothan, Alabama, where she explored musical interests in both piano and percussion. In her mixed media sculptures, her musical background reveals itself in the resonating “notes” of color, lyrical lines of wire, and various rhythmic repetitions found throughout her work. Amelia enjoys working with found objects chosen for their bright colors, plasticity, shape, and texture, which she then alters and re-purposes to create new forms.
Amelia works intuitively, allowing her pieces to evolve naturally into their final state. One of her favorite parts of the creative process is dialoguing with her materials and allowing them to surpass her initial vision.
Amelia graduated from Belhaven University in 2011 with a BA in Art and currently lives in Jackson, MS.