Anna King


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    Anna King
    Crabbit, Teapot

    Sisal, bound with rayon acetate, goat hair, crab claws

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  • AKing_Crabbit_Detail
    Anna King
    Crabbit, Teapot (Detail)

    Sisal, bound with rayon acetate, goat hair, crab claws

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  • AKing_GatheringStorm
    Anna King
    Gathering Storm

    Jute sennit cord, waxed cotton, sea-coal, coiled wire, silk ribbons and cord, small book with poem

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  • AKing_PeeriePot4
    Anna King
    Peerie Pot, Teapot

    Leather, bound with waxed silk, sequins

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  • AKing_TheColorOfTears
    Anna King
    The Colour of Tears, Coiled Basket Form

    Nylon cord, rayon acetate, cotton, polycoton, silk

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  • AKing_UtterCheek!1
    Anna King
    Utter Cheek! Coiled Basket Form

    Pine needles, waxed linen, feather

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Anna King
Crabbit, Teapot

Sisal, bound with rayon acetate, goat hair, crab claws


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Anna King
Crabbit, Teapot (Detail)

Sisal, bound with rayon acetate, goat hair, crab claws


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Anna King
Gathering Storm

Jute sennit cord, waxed cotton, sea-coal, coiled wire, silk ribbons and cord, small book with poem


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Anna King
Peerie Pot, Teapot

Leather, bound with waxed silk, sequins


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Anna King
The Colour of Tears, Coiled Basket Form

Nylon cord, rayon acetate, cotton, polycoton, silk


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Anna King
Utter Cheek! Coiled Basket Form

Pine needles, waxed linen, feather


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  • AKing_Crabbit_Teapot
  • AKing_Crabbit_Detail
  • AKing_GatheringStorm
  • AKing_PeeriePot4
  • AKing_TheColorOfTears
  • AKing_UtterCheek!1

Anna King
Crabbit, Teapot

Sisal, bound with rayon acetate, goat hair, crab claws


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Anna King
Crabbit, Teapot (Detail)

Sisal, bound with rayon acetate, goat hair, crab claws


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Anna King
Gathering Storm

Jute sennit cord, waxed cotton, sea-coal, coiled wire, silk ribbons and cord, small book with poem


Artwork Inquire Form

×

Anna King
Peerie Pot, Teapot

Leather, bound with waxed silk, sequins


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×

Anna King
The Colour of Tears, Coiled Basket Form

Nylon cord, rayon acetate, cotton, polycoton, silk


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Anna King
Utter Cheek! Coiled Basket Form

Pine needles, waxed linen, feather


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Artist’s Statement

I am a fiber artist; I also write: I am fascinated with words, hence the constant references to text. My weaving nowadays mostly takes the form of traditional tapestries. I also make paper, construct small books and coiled basket forms. I fiddle with bits of string in the form of knotting, netting and knitting. It is difficult to categorize what I do – the title of a fiber artist will suffice.

Mostly I work with words – text. The words are the raw material from which I derive ideas and inspiration. With the tapestries the words are sometimes hidden within the texture of the weaving. The coiled basket forms give the words an enclosed environment to live in or rest, waiting for the observant enquirer to investigate. The context of the basket invites curiosity. Decorative additions are there for symbolic as well as aesthetic reasons, fundamental to collected experiences and myths. They are not arbitrary, their purpose is to imbue a sense of place and time, to evoke a memory or to serve as token. My preference is for the messages to be wholly or partially concealed in or on the basket form. Thoughts and ideas are written on scrolls of handmade paper or in tiny books and mostly hidden within the basket. Nothing is arbitrary about the forms: each draws on the memory of ancient techniques.
Words can be strung together to make a fabric of text; words are the fiber of the context of my work.