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Anna Bunnell

Artist Statement:

     Coming from a highly conservative and religious community the expectation was 

the same for all; fit the mold. From a young age, I and many others have been told who we are and what we are suppose to be. I questioned the expectations of others and my community and finally made the decision of moving away, to branch out, and to find my own path. 

     I have continued to question these so-called normalities of society throughout my work. The pieces that I have created address and challenge the constraints and expectations of others. Utilizing many materials, mainly clay, gives me the ability to record time, place and study personal residue. In these forms I question structure; physical, mental and social. Focusing on the deconstruction and reconstruction of our individual structures and our continual change. 

     Many of the objects made are inspired by process, nostalgia and visual metaphors. Using these different elements I hope my viewers are left questioning these familiar forms and their purpose in society today. 


Bio:     

      After living in Utah for most of her life, Anna is the first of five siblings to move. She is currently attending Sierra Nevada College pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in 3D art emphasis in ceramic sculpture with a minor in marketing. Feeling as if she has only scratched the surface, Anna is excited to continue exploring and learning different processes in creating art. Coming from a mostly digital art background her focus now is heavily concentrated in sculpture. Most of her work involves clay and is inspired by molds as well as human activated objects. 

     Currently Anna is experimenting and creating different types of clay bodies and glazes. Using steel nails and screws in the building of her forms, she is focused on exploring structure, physical, mental and social. She plans on continuing to experiment and mixing metal, wood and glass with her ceramics. 

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