i love the versatility of paper and the way in which it can be manipulated and transformed. in making pieces, i begin by cutting, tearing and pulping the paper before i reconstruct, mould and carve it into entirely new shapes and structures. i like the fact that i am using materials which are not precious and a part of our everyday lives.
anna bower is a designer/maker, who produces a range of sculptural bowls,
receptacles and artefacts in her studio in east london. anna’s work is based on
recycled paper and other waste materials.
anna uses paper and card from newspapers, magazines, packaging,
egg cartons and anything else that comes to hand.
she shreds, pulps, manipulates, moulds, dyes and carves the paper
to create familiar but surprising forms and objects.
anna trained as fine artist at birmingham institute of art and design.
her work has always been process based. she takes her inspiration from the decaying,
decomposing, worn and damaged materials and objects that surround us in both the natural and man-made environment. she aims to create work out of materials that
are unwanted and going to waste.
+ thank you so much, anna, for introducing your beautiful work!