venerdì 23 ottobre 2009

ann wood, art crafter from brooklyn, ny.

ann lives in brooklyn, new york
near beautiful prospect park.
some of her favorite things are:
ships and shipwrecks, paper mache,

books about exploration,
dioramas, swamps,
the out of doors in general,
magazines, libraries,
felt, flea markets,
horses, dogs, cats,
things that are victorian and things that are small.
she makes things, paint,
and draw for her life and livelihood.

she works with mostly found, and salvaged materials,
many of them vintage or antique garments.
there is a kind of affection and tenderness in the re-use
and re-purposing of things
that were once personal
and perhaps treasured possessions.

much of her inspiration comes from these materials
as well as from many of the ideas
she has been infatuated with her whole life:

smallness, intricacies, miniaturization,

collections, repetition;

lost or abandoned things discovered and rescued;
the idea of haunted and enchanted places,
things and creatures; the setting of a tiny stage.

1 commento:

matchstickgirl ha detto...

absolutely wonderful ....

adore those raggedy old professor owls .....