ISSUE 43  |  London East End

Accessories: Anna-Wili Highfield Paper Sculptures

October 25, 2010 4:35 PM

BY Julie Carlson

As Halloween approaches, we find ourselves coveting an eerie, avian-inspired paper sculpture from Australian artist Anna-Wili Highfield. Highfield, who studied painting at the National Arts School in Sydney, creates her slightly menacing, otherworldly pieces from archival cotton paper that she paints and stitches together ("I leave the stitches and the threads on the surface; I find it intriguing when you can see how something is made," Highfield says on Yatzer). Go to Anna-Wili Highfield for sourcing information.

Above: Flight Over Block; made from ink, water color paint, cotton paper, thread, brass rod, and timber block.

Above: Raven, made from ink, shellac, black archival cotton paper, cotton thread, copper pipe, and timber block.

Above: Owl in a Jar, made from sewn watercolor paper, ink, water color, brass rod, timber block, and glass bell jar.

Above: Boobook; made from ink, archival cotton paper, cotton thread, brass rod, and timber plinth.