Anne Cunningham, North Carolina Artist: "Experi-Metal"

February 18, 2016

Anne Cunningham
"Experi-Metal"

Exploring the Interaction of Reflection, Color and Surface

 What should an artist do when her body of work doesn’t fit in any of the typical descriptive categories? Celebrate the uniqueness, of course!

Anne Cunningham’s works on copper and steel are the finished product of what occurs when chemistry and metals collide. Her career has been an evolution of experimental processes that took a turn when she worked at a garden shop.  Folks wanted copper topped bird houses to have a certain patina, and Anne’s creative wheels began to spin. As a member of the International Society of Experimental Artists, Anne has lived up to their motto of CONCEPT, ATTITUDE. TECHNIQUES, or MATERIALS undefined and in any combination!

Through the years, she’s transitioned from rugged assemblages, constructed from hand-cut, pierced, layered and hammered bits of metal, to the current collection, which consists of abstracts on a simple polished metal surface. Her experimentation continues with techniques that use the nature of reflection and translucent color to give it a sense of form. Some appear to be landscapes, dreamscapes or even distant galaxies.  The mood can range from serene to vibrant and intense.

All are exquisite and unique!

 




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