I love doing artist interviews because I meet so many interesting people and I learn more about their craft medium in the process.
Today on Serendipitini I’m featuring artist Anna Roberts.
Anna has always welcomed the challenges of life and different art mediums. She received a BFA in printmaking from the State University of New York at New Paltz. That marked the beginning of her interest in pattern and texture. She was often more intrigued with the plates than the actual prints, so it’s natural that she began exploring sculptural mediums. She moved west to Colorado and worked for several years in a bronze foundry and studied with master stone carvers in the area. Since her return to the east coast she has been painting and exploring real and surreal subjects.
I asked Anna to choose a few of her pieces and tell us about the process involved in making them.
Pictured at left is a clay relief sculpture, Fern Fiddlehead.
“I made the original sculpture in an oil based non-drying clay. I then made a rubber mold with a plaster backing. Rubber molds are great for capturing details and slight undercuts. When the mold was completed, I pressed natural clay into it. I high fired the clay piece so that it would be suitable for indoor or outdoor use. I attach a wire hanger on the back and then hand paint each piece individually. It is approximately 7″ square. These pieces are perfect for your porch, fence or garden shed!”
Here’s a link to the work on her etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/103681252/clay-relief-sculpture-fern-fiddlehead
At left is her painting, Trees in the Breeze.
“This was the second painting on my series of tree people paintings. I have always been inspired by the human form and the structure of trees. One day my tree people were born! This painting received special recognition in a landscape competition with the online gallery Light Space and Time. It is acrylic on canvas and measures 18″ x 24″. Whether I am working in two or three dimensions, my work is about pattern, texture and emotion.”
You can connect with Anna on her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/
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