anna wili highfield: paper sculptures
 
anna wili highfield: paper sculptures anna wili highfield: paper sculptures
aug 08, 2010

anna wili highfield: paper sculptures

‘paper sculpture’ series by anna-wili highfield all images courtesy of anna-wili highfield

sydney-based artist anna-wili highfield creates nature-inspired sculptures from torn paper and copper pipe. often of the winged and hooved variety mounted on wood blocks, her pieces are similar to taxidermy work–but albeit on the whimsical side.

colour and detail are achieved by washing and speckling archival cotton paper with ink and water colour. piece by piece, the paper is torn and assembled together with needle and thread.

‘superb fairy wren’ 2010 13cm x 12cm 5cm ink, water colur, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block

‘white breasted robin’ 2010 13cm x 13cm x 6cm ink, watercolour, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block

‘race horse’ 2010 73cm x 72cm x 20 cm ink, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, timber block

‘white bellied sea eagle’ 2010 70cm x 140cm x 60cm ink, watercolours, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, timber block

‘silver gull’ 2010 50cm x 80cm x 60 cm ink, water colour, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, timber block

‘southern white face’ 2010 9cm x 11cm x 6 cm ink, water colour, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block

‘raven’ 2010 35cm x 80cm x 55cm ink, shellac, black archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, timber block

‘red capped dotterel’ 2010 15cm x 9cm x 16cm ink, water colour, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block

‘budgerigar in a bell jar’ 2010 40cm x 28cm x 28cm ink, water colour, archival cotton paper, thread, brass rod, timber block, glass bell jar

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