Anna 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 2 (Glass Dance Torso statuettes)' by Anna Korver
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. In one 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.
Light installed in the base recreates the effect in the the image in low light.
15 x 9 x 9 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 6 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in
"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful." Sir Roy Strong
Hi Peter, I am so delighted with Equilibrium, I have a collection of over 20 original paintings; but this is my first sculpture, and it pleases me more than most of my art. Please pass my thanks to Liliya, (Liliya Pobornikova in Spain) me and my friends really admire her work. And although I cannot afford the £xxxx for her Rainbow 1, I would love to own it, and would be happy to pay £xxxx. Thank you to you too Peter, especially for bearing me in mind, but also for q... [Read more]
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