I’m back and ready for the Fall season with much more to share, including new things on the horizon for Daily Art Muse, so keep a close watch on this page. This morning’s artist shows us that when we are driven to make, our creativity transforms even the most simple material.
Black Fronted Dotterel
6.3 x 7.9 x 3.5″
ink, water color, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber block
One day when Ana-Wili Highfield was pregnant, she was struck with the urge to create something for her unborn daughter. A piece of cotton paper was nearby which she colored, tore into pieces, and fashioned into a sweet Fairy Wren. That was just the beginning for the Sydney based artist, who graduated from art school and worked as a scenic artist for Opera Australia before striking a chord with her paper sculptures. The video clip below is a charming glimpse of the artist in her studio. More images and a great article here.
ink, water color, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, timber plinth
27.6 x 31.5 x 13″
Brumby on a Block
ink, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, timber block
28.7 x 28.3 x 7.9″
The artist with her work