Alexander James Hamilton's artistic practice is driven by a lifelong interest in field observation and scientific discovery, with a particular focus on exploring the liquid mechanics of water. His practice goes beyond the architectural confines of the art world and engages with the broader public sphere through interventions within natural landscapes and civic spaces, arts education, policy-making, and addressing issues of sustainability and ecocide.
For the past 40 years, Hamilton has been curating and enabling environmental, cultural, and community-based projects of merit, including yearly artist residencies and plastic-free design and recycling workshops. In 2021, he opened the first carbon-neutral plastic and aluminium recycling studio in the Maldives, called 'Makers Place'. Hamilton plans to open two additional strategically placed sites in 2023 to help combat the plastic pollution being experienced by remote island communities.