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Anna Church

Anna Church

Born: 1977

Hometown: Waiheke, New Zealand

Based in: Toronto

Sculptography is my alternative to putting paint to canvas. Instead of paint, I build, arrange and sculpt my visions to express my ideas. Photographing my creations has enabled me to bring my tactile, 3D sculptural creations to a 2D viewing platform. Enabling them to be hung and enjoyed as wall art. Through my Sculptographic process, I build artworks from an array of surprising elements, which I then capture in a photograph, yielding Fine Art Prints of Limited Edition.

I’m fortunate to say the creative journey is as stimulating as the final result. Finding the objects that I want to work with and that will fit the thesis I want to explore, is like hunting for treasure! It’s the feeling of collecting pieces for a puzzle that were never meant to be one!

This discovery was accidentally birthed and brought to fruition when I created my first Sculptography artwork ‘Crowning Glory’ and has been further developed into many different forms of my Sculptography practice throughout my career as a full time artist. I love that this process allows me to develop new concepts without limiting my ideas into a singular style. I love being able to creatively explore and push new boundaries upon each new series I create.

There has recently been an evolution that has come to my work as I experiment with the latest printing technologies. Printing my work onto a linen fabric makes my work look like they could easily be a pristinely rendered painting. I love the outcome of this evolutionary aesthetic process, I hope you resonate with it too!

Art is an extension and way in which we can express our inner style and project that to others. Like a personal insignia, you have chosen to represent your feelings within the walls you reside in. Alongside bringing joy and fulfilment to your interior vista and wellbeing everyday.

I’m personally inspired by, and to create artworks that can be enjoyed at first glance and expand their themes with ongoing introspection. My artworks are surrealist in their approach, yet all possess an ease that renders them comfortable in a multitude decor styles and environments.

It’s lovely to know that my artwork resides in beautiful homes around the world, having sold and exhibited Globally in; New York, Miami, London, Amsterdam, Toronto and my native land of New Zealand.

In an age of sensory inundation, the visuals you surround yourself with should bring joy, create fulfilling vistas in your home and materialize your own aesthetic self-expression and nurture your visual wellbeing. My ethos is; Art should inspire you to look deeper yet be a welcome cohabiter.


18 works for sale

EBB & FLOW II

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 1,300

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ASSEMBLE NO.4 by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 300

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ASSEMBLE NO.3 by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 300

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ASSEMBLE NO.2 by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 300

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ASSEMBLE NO.1 by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 300

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PERSPECTIVE ASSEMBLY  I by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 640

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EBB & FLOW I by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 1,200

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EBB & FLOW I by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 1,300

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EBB & FLOW II by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 1,200

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PAPER CUTS - BOTANICA by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 400

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BLURRED LINES III by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 1,200

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BLURRED LINES I by Anna Church

Anna Church, Canada

Limited Edition Prints

$ 1,200

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More About Anna Church

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What inspires you?

Galleries, book stores. Beautiful considered interior Design. Historical Art and artists (Especially uncovered female artists). Descriptive words, nature, Sculpture, weathered textures, sculptural objects. Artisanally designed and sustainably made products and initiatives. Vintage finds. Local creators and artist friends.

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Describe your creative process.

I use my medium of Sculptography as an alternative to putting paint to canvas. I build, arrange and sculpt my visions to express my ideas. Photographing my creations has enabled me to bring my tactile, 3D sculptural creations to a 2D viewing platform. Enabling them to be hung and enjoyed as wall art. Through my Sculptographic process, I build artworks from an array of surprising elements, which I then capture in a photograph, yielding Fine Art Prints of Limited Edition.

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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Sculptural, Photographic compositions.

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Artists / Sculptors - Louise Nevelson, Gertrude Greene, Jude Rea, Helen Lundeberg, Meredith Frampton, Alma Haser, Taryn Simon, Lissitkzy, Maholy-Nagy, Jan van Tongeren, Laura Letinsky, Ruth Asawa and Interior designers; Ilse Crawford (STUDIOILSE) & Kelly Werstler.

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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

My imagination, then my hands, eyes, camera and natural light

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What is the best piece of advice you have been given?

If at first you don't succeed, you're in luck. Effortless excellence is a lousy teacher and a fickle friend. The achievements we savour most start with a struggle and end with hard-earned mastery. Success is sweeter - and more repeatable - if it's the product of deliberate practice. Adam Grant, Author of 'Think Again'

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Where do you go for inspiration?

Art History books, Interior design shops and blogs, Galleries, Vintage / Curiosity shops.


Collections featuring Anna Church

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Floral Art Collection

49 Artists, 75 Products

Last Updated Sep 22, 2022

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Last Updated Sep 07, 2022

Circular Artworks

33 Artists, 47 Products

Last Updated Sep 07, 2022

Geometric Artworks

78 Artists, 100 Products

Last Updated Aug 15, 2022

Geometric Artworks

78 Artists, 100 Products

Last Updated Aug 15, 2022

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