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Anniversary Commissions

This summer I have created three new sculptures, a 3D tropical island (see left),
top a baby swimming in the sea and just completing a couple in top Croatia featuring terracotta buildings in the backgroup. My sculpture featuring a top Safari Engagement in Kenya was particularly well recieved. I loved creating all the animals.

Mosaics

I have just published a new page showing the work I have done with top mosaics. They make a terrific personalised romantic gift.

Papier Mache Sculpture

first year anniversary presentWelcome to The Driftwood Dreams Gallery, a cornucopia of paper fun. Here you can find many paper art creations including unique papier mache sculptures and 3D papier mache tableaux. From coastal beach sculptures, portraits and anniversary tableaus to paper sculptures for first anniversaries, each commission is lovingly created, fun, colourful and a complete one off.   I now also have other artists who create watercolour paintings and even Victorian style portrait silhouettes.

My Papier Mache art stemmed from a fascination with the Mexican art and how they create shrines to their loved ones at the Day of the Dead. My twist was to create living tableau and sculptures to conjure up a memory of a blissful moment you wanted to capture in time.

 

The tableau on the left is based on the concepts depicted in Mexican Folk Art and the altars they create to capture a moment in time. Here we capture the world of an autistic young lad taking a safe passage with his friend the tiger.

The tiger represents an imaginary friend but also his strength and anger when things become difficult. The raft symbolises his safe place and the journey he takes through life on an empty and vast beautiful sea. He is often alone and his journey is long. There is a mystical element to the moon and the stars. Wherever we are at night all over the world when we look up, we see the same moon and stars. We are all equal. I was also influenced by Life of Pi and the idea that you could survive with a large Bengal tiger on a raft. I have dressed the boy with the symbolic scarf which is used for autism awareness but is also suggestive of being warm and cared for.

Papier mache workshops are hugely popular.  Workshops at Strawberry Hill House saw a group of teenagers create frames based on the architecture which they then gilded with gold leaf. Children have created animals, beach sculptures, masks and many other items in large numbers or in small workshops. The London Eye has proved popular as a group workshop and the papier mache creations have included the surrounding London buildings and even the Thames complete with bridges. Adults and children alike come to my house in small groups to learn the art and to spend time sharing ideas.

 

San Francisco, CA
On a cliff in Italy

Anita will sculpture a unique anniversary artwork based on a discussion and photos of a significant point in your life...and of course a perfect paper anniversary gift

Workshop with children
Primary school workshp

Anita runs both children and adult workshops in papier mache sculpture both in schools and in her workshop.

Open Space
Fastnet

Anita has a love of the sea and loves doing any commisions with a sea theme

Orchids
Crosses and Angels

Anita sculpts a tastful range of christenings, baptisms, confirmations, holy communion and breveavement presents

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