Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 23 April 2019

Feb 2011 Anne Schwegmann-Fielding

Mosaic - 'The Infamous Wivenhoe Bookshop'

Anne Schwegmann-Fielding loves to recycle the old into the new. In her skilled hands buttons, crockery, shattered glass, tools, and utensils  take on new life and are transformed into vibrant and beautiful sculptures, collages and mosaics.

Here, Anne talks about her work:

‘Although I studied Fine Art I often feel more of an affinity with Outsider artists such as Nek Chand than those working within the conventional art world. It is here I find my inspiration, that passion to create and the desire to make a place more beautiful. I love pattern and decoration, particularly that of kutchi Artisans in India and the sacrificial daggers of the Aztecs. I am¬†fascinated by the weird and wonderful collections which people hold.

Adornment is central to my working process, essentially giving an unwanted object a second skin. Covering abandoned tools and utensils amongst other things, with broken crockery, glass and jewellery has led to the work being compared to Faberge eggs. The mundane becomes beautiful, the functional becomes ornament, the ordinary becomes extraordinary.’

Anne’s work will be on show until February. Check out her website here.