Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Willow wildlife


Saltaire Festival 2016 - This small boy seemed to believe the little prancing foal was real... and indeed, it looked very believable. The sculptor, Anna Turnbull, seems to have a knack of capturing the essence of an animal using only woven strips of willow. There is something about willow art that I really love, and it's interesting how different artists use the willow differently. These are constructed more loosely and with broader strips than those I saw in Wales recently (here and here) but were just as effective. Anna had also made the rabbit below, displayed in a pretty backyard with an Alice In Wonderland theme.


5 comments:

  1. They are very well done. The horse has real action.

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  2. The horse looks to be very much alive.

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  3. Amazing work!

    At that age kids are so full of wonder.

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  4. I remember the willow sculptures to which your links relate. These are also fine and lifelike sculptures. As I remarked on the earlier post, most of the willow sculpture I have seen have been abstracts, so these are really interesting to me.

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