prism

textile inspired art

prism

textile inspired art

Anna Granberg

For Anna, textiles are the ultimate way of using materials as a media for her expressive art.
"We all have memories of how textiles relate to our bodies and those memories can be the intermediary link with how we feel today."
She explores this by employing old materials to express colour and form and uses family history and textiles for her sources.
By working with the essence taken from fairy tales and mythologies to communicate contemporary dilemmas, she poses questions and directly interacts with people, encouraging them to consider their own lives and choices.

TEXTILE PRACTICE
In 2011 Vallby Museum celebrated its 90th anniversary and Anna was asked to contribute.
“For me the participation of others is important in Art. People need to be part of something and Art is a way to connect”.
Anna organised:
• Children’s workshops where they transformed uneven socks to outdoor animals.
• Workshops where people knitted clothes for trees in the park
• The embroidery association BRAK came and embroidered flowers on the fence at the entrance.
• She made three sails one from old handkerchiefs’ called “Sorrow and Happiness”, one from home-woven towels called “Longing” and one using table linen called “Party onboard”. All materials used in the sails came either from Anna’s own family or from friends.

Västerås, Sweden

www.annagranberg.weebly.com

Winter peepshow Mosquitos Boxing Embroideries Remembrance Sails