Chris Amey's early artistic and academic interest was in sonic art but he soon felt drawn to the tactile and methodical pleasures of carpentry and joinery. Chris' current practice takes his inquisitive and creative nature and applies it to the discipline that is necessary for skilled woodworking. Through the hands-on relationship that he has with his material he has developed interests in traditional and often forgotten joinery methods which we appreciate when observing the detailing in his sculptures. It is these deft touches that make exploring Chris' sculptures such a satisfying experience.
In an age of transience and throw-away commodities, Chris Amey's works are not sculptures destined to be a monument to a fixed point in time; instead, by making the decision not to treat or preserve the wood, Chris encourages the material's natural desire to move and change, allowing the sculpture to develop with every year of its life.