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Anna King

Anna King is an Edinburgh based basket-maker.

'Mostly, I work with words – TEXT. The words are the raw material from which I derive inspiration and ideas. The words are held in journals and diaries that I kept for many years. Something I wrote twenty years ago might have been interpreted in one way then. I can look at those words now and see them in an entirely new con TEXT and so interpret them in a new way, but the immediacy of the first emotional response is not lost in the intervening years.

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 on the surface or interior are there for symbolic as well as aesthetic reasons. They are not arbitrary, their purpose is to imbue a sense of place, evoke a memory, serve as a token.'

Courtesy: Anna King

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Basket - Careless by Anna King Basket - Carragh by Anna King Basket - Dangerous by Anna King Basket - Flying Blue by Anna King
Basket - Isean by Anna King Basket - Offering by Anna King Basket - Rufus by Anna King Basket - Little Black Black Books by Anna King
Basket - Three Sisters by Anna King Paper - Tapestry Between the Lines by Anna King Paper Sculpture - Dark Secrets White Lies II Tapestry - Hamseen by Anna King
Tapestry - Osireion by Anna King Tapestry - The Story by Anna King Tapestry - The Beyond Door - by Anna King Textile Structure - Everything is Nothing by Anna King
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