Anna Griffiths' work draws upon her major interests in textiles, history and nature. Her small assemblages refer to other times and places, real and imagined, and sometimes develop social themes implied in the work of artists of the past. Griffiths uses found materials and objects from nature, including old animal skin gloves, twigs, pods, feathers and bark. Cotton, linen and silk threads are used for construction. Ink, enamel, gold leaf and wire are sometimes used for embellishment. Finely crafted and meticulously assembled, her work is ambiguously evocative of talismans and other ritual objects, which elude explanation.
plastic toy parts, animal skin, fur, acrylic mirror, foam core
30 x 30 x 10 cm
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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