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Maratus by Genevieve-Amelia Maratus :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 40 7 'Anoush' Tribal Portrait -Aviator Helmet headdress by Genevieve-Amelia 'Anoush' Tribal Portrait -Aviator Helmet headdress :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 2,182 70 Hand dyed Sparrow wing and Mink Skull necklace by Genevieve-Amelia Hand dyed Sparrow wing and Mink Skull necklace :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 64 3 Hand-dyed grizzly and pheasant feather headpiece by Genevieve-Amelia Hand-dyed grizzly and pheasant feather headpiece :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 11 0 Milica II by Genevieve-Amelia Milica II :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 52 2 Milica by Genevieve-Amelia Milica :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 79 3 Dark Fae III by Genevieve-Amelia Dark Fae III :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 49 3 Dark Fae II by Genevieve-Amelia Dark Fae II :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 73 5 Dark Fae by Genevieve-Amelia Dark Fae :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 224 7 White Peacock headdress by Genevieve-Amelia White Peacock headdress :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 1,217 78 'The Posers' by Genevieve-Amelia 'The Posers' :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 167 20 Tribal Portrait XIII by Genevieve-Amelia Tribal Portrait XIII :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 227 10 Pheasant feather and silk cocoon headpiece by Genevieve-Amelia Pheasant feather and silk cocoon headpiece :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 228 8 Tribal Portrait XII by Genevieve-Amelia Tribal Portrait XII :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 118 3 Tribal Portrait XI by Genevieve-Amelia Tribal Portrait XI :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 191 9 'Hecate' by Genevieve-Amelia 'Hecate' :icongenevieve-amelia:Genevieve-Amelia 542 38


Good Morning Bagan by PyeAyeNyein Good Morning Bagan :iconpyeayenyein:PyeAyeNyein 9 0 Hour of black snake by AmandineVanRay Hour of black snake :iconamandinevanray:AmandineVanRay 214 33 Memento Mori by JenniferHealy Memento Mori :iconjenniferhealy:JenniferHealy 3,556 120 Witness by JenniferHealy Witness :iconjenniferhealy:JenniferHealy 6,030 244 Before the Storm by zemotion Before the Storm :iconzemotion:zemotion 16,516 1,235 Memento Mori by yuumei Memento Mori :iconyuumei:yuumei 24,960 864 Stormdancer by Leafbreeze7 Stormdancer :iconleafbreeze7:Leafbreeze7 216 83 Rooster-Tailed Cicada by MoonyGuardian Rooster-Tailed Cicada :iconmoonyguardian:MoonyGuardian 4 2 insect by tauart insect :icontauart:tauart 260 21 Forest Spirits by Valentina-Remenar Forest Spirits :iconvalentina-remenar:Valentina-Remenar 15,956 1,289


I'm really touched by all your comments, support and encouragement on here and just want to say a huge THANK YOU!!! to all of you who've shown an interest :)
I've been working on the Tribal Portrait series collaboration with Alf Caruana and Jacqueline Kalab MUA recently and we intend to keep shooting it as I finish more pieces of work. I have to say, I absolutely LOVE collaborating with like-minded people - the energy and rolling ideas and concepts off each other is something I live for! It's my drug! It's wonderful to be able to create something with fellow artists whose work I admire for other people to enjoy and appreciate for a change, rather than creating work all on my own.

I haven't put up the high resolution shots in my folio on here but they have been published on, so if you want to have a look at them - this is the link to the first lot of shots:…

I will keep you updated as more are published and put the link up here. So if you want to see high res shots that I haven't featured on here - that's the place to see them :)

Thanks everyone,
Love & light,

Genevieve XX


Shunyata - Wearable Art
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Shunyata is a one-woman project with all pieces being original and one-of-a-kind, designed and hand crafted by myself, Genevieve Amelia.

In 2006, my background in costume design, fine art, and textiles as well as my interest in tribal cultures and my life-long fascination with natural history, led me to start creating wearable pieces of art, mostly comprising of whatever I could find that nature didn't have any use for anymore.

I've always been intrigued by vastly different cultures to my own, in particular primitive tribal cultures and their expression through adornment and how their spirituality, symbolism of their beliefs and their relationship with nature was reflected in their dress - using the only materials available to them; what nature had provided.

My work is the culmination of a range of professional skills and techniques I've learnt over the years and a personal exploration of my own spirituality. I study dharma and whenever possible try to integrate this within my artwork. I use animal remnants in my work as a reminder of the impermanence of everything in the material world.

Modern western culture seems to view the natural decay of living things with disgust or aversion, death still being a taboo subject. Yet decay is an inevitable and natural part of life and the imperfections of nature are what make it so incredible to me. I like to think that through my work I can challenge others to think about their perception of the world and reality, to see clearly the transient nature of everything, to love, but not grasp at or become attached to it....................

I don't have a team working for me - I do everything myself, from sculpting and hand dyeing the feathers and fabrics I use, to beading, jewellery making, hand sewing, wire-work, hand painting / inking skulls, various taxidermy processes, and of course sourcing materials for my work. Please bear this in mind when purchasing my work. I don't use cheap quality materials and I use proper construction techniques. I spend a lot of time making the finer details of each piece and this is reflected in my prices.

** Please note - No animals were killed or are killed for the purpose of creating my pieces. I only use animal materials that would otherwise be thrown away (by-products) and go to waste, or remnants I find in nature and preserve myself. I believe in recycling materials and not letting anything go to waste - this includes using organic, natural products that serve no use for the animal anymore such as shed antlers or moulted feathers.

The world is full of resonances. It constitutes a cosmos of things exerting a spiritual action. The dead matter is a living spirit. (Wassily Kandinsky)

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luigiandmarioisawsom Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday! I hope you have a good one!
gmdwilcox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday.
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Happy Birthday
luigiandmarioisawsom Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Happy birthday! I hope you have a good one!
gmdwilcox Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday!
libertimages Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday to you :D (Big Grin)
libertimages Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish u a very happy B-Day !!!
Aheng711 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday to you:D
eliyah153 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day! :3
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