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Profile image of Anna KorverAnna Korver is an established award winning New Zealand artist with a BFA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury. Korver works nationally and internationally, exhibiting, attending symposiums and completing commissions. Korver`s works are feminine in their identity and perspective, the fundamental concepts and feeling of the works inviting intimacy and personal connection. The forms conceal complex ideas about feminine roles and the projection of the inner self thru the outer form. Often abstracted and minimalist, they challenge what is...

Sculpture: 'Collecting Light and Shadow 1 (Small Cast Dance sculptures)'
by Anna Korver

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Cast glass Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes sculpture by sculptor Anna Korver titled: 'Collecting Light and Shadow 1 (Small Cast Dance sculptures)'
Cast glass Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes sculpture by sculptor Anna Korver titled: 'Collecting Light and Shadow 1 (Small Cast Dance sculptures)' - Artwork View 1
Sculpture description:
Misted Glass Small Female Abstract Dancer Dress Interior Wall Mounted Sculptures The dress figure series encompasses a group of works, though light hearted and whimsical they are however highly complex and multi layered using the dress as a symbol of woman hood. There is a magic power to clothing to substitute for their owner, the absent portrait of one person. The woman?s ?dress? has become so essential a part of her persona that it appears devoid of its owner. Like a ghostly stand in for herself, a second skin which has never totally assimilated to the person hidden under it but so integral to her that even when it was taken off, it retained something of the wearers being. In the gown we find ourselves, and we are as children taking on a role and playing at a part. We can be anyone and anything we perceive as the dress is the skin we choose to show to the world. This face is the mask, the outer expression of an inner destination. We collect many faces that come with memories of other times and places and people. We wear them again trying to emulate or relive people or times gone by. We illuminate ourselves to the world, project ourselves and others project an image onto us. Anna Korver manages to capture all thes ideas and incorporate them into her Sculptures of Dancing and Dancers. In this context they incorporate themes of femininity using the symbols of the fairy tale, while overshadowing them with the skeptical and cynical adult perspective. The reoccurring theme is one where prince charming comes to rescue the damsel in distress, the knight in shinning armor is absent but an implied part of the story, the relevance of this is left to the opinion of the viewer. What if this knight in shinning armor does show up, will this serve to complete the perfect life she desires? Is this an absurd and demeaning outcome in today?s society, or a timeless romantic lesson regarding true happiness? This is a matter of perspective but either way the viewer is the participant in the mirror.
Artist's comments:
Come with a light installed under the base which in low light recreates the piece as it is seen in the image.
Dimensions/size: 22 x 12 x 12 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 8 2/3 in x 4 2/3 in x 4 2/3 in
Edition: 1/9
Medium: Cast glass
Sculptor: Anna Korver [sculptor profile]
Price: £
900

Converted prices below are only for guidance and should be checked:
1,072
/ USD $
1,132
/ AUD $
1,516
/ CAD $
1,492
/ CHF
1,153
Availability: No, artwork probably sold out
Category: Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures
Stylized People Sculptures
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Weight: 5 Kg / 11 lb
Title: Collecting Light and Shadow 1 (Small Cast Dance sculptures)
Finish: Satin hand polished finish
Recommended Usage: Indoors only (finish and/or material and/or size may be unsuitable for the garden)
Year: 2011
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