Monthly Archives: May 2018

Upcycled Fabric Sculpture: an exhibition by Anna Boon

A unique exhibition of sculptures made from old t-shirts, resin and wire transformed to replicate bronze and stone.

Of he work, Anna says….

“I am intrigued with how objects are frequently discarded when they become old and worn. I hope within my work to show there can be beauty within ageing and those marks of time should be venerated for the life travelled, character and memories they evoke.”

Anna’s  work move between painting and sculpture. Underlying both is a need to explore colour, texture and the figurative form.  Within sculpture Anna has found a  method of transforming old t-shirts, resin and wire into sculptures that replicate bronze and stone. The resulting sculptures capture the ethereal beauty, fluidity and movement of the figure.  The paintings displayed are inspired by an old  steamer trunk and the beautifully aged labels that had survived many journey over decades of use.

Anna grew up in Cornwall, moved briefly to Glasgow and has since settled in Suffolk.  After a career in the travel industry and bringing up two children she fulfilled a long held ambition to study art and gained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art from Colchester School of Art and Design in 2008.

Anna is also a tutor and runs regular classes in drawing and painting in Nayland and West Bergholt. Please see her website for details www.annaboon.co.uk.