Created and Sold by Ann Weber

Ann Weber

Personages, Watch Over Me

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The Personages series reference personal relationships, how we fit together, our interconnectedness to everything in the world as well as each other. As I construct these pieces the negative space of the armature is the basis for the positive space of the next sculpture. The sculptures are also metaphors for life experiences, such as balancing acts, how far you can push something before it collapses and the need for love and humor to survive.

Personages, Watch over Me, 2013, found cardboard, staples, polyurethane, from 90 to 105 inches tall

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Ann Weber

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California artist Ann Weber transforms the ordinary medium of cardboard into impressive large-scale sculptures reminiscent of pods, gourds, and organic spires.

The sculptures have the appearance of large baskets woven into monumental forms with a rich patina created from layers of shellac applied to the surface. Visitors walk among and through the towering shapes, some as large as 16 feet tall, in an oversized wonderland of contoured forms.

Ann, who began her career as a ceramic artist, started working with the lighter medium of cardboard in 1991 and finds great interest in the possibility of making beautiful objects from common and mundane materials. Ann's abstract sculptures read as metaphors for life experiences such as the balancing acts that define our lives. She often works with this question in mind: “How far can I build this before it collapses?"