Anna Johnson

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ARTIST STATEMENT

Like Klee… my pencil takes a line for a walk to see what will happen. I love the element of chance in creativity and often use Photography or Collage to produce an idea. I am fascinated by the fleeting nature of life and the fingerprints of past lives.

My work feels and reaches for fragments of memories intuitively. It has a voice of its own, because my style is individual and unusual, based on my own life experience and my dream journal of unconscious thought. There is a veil on the spirit which, if lifted, will show the tattered threads of memory spiralling upwards towards an image. These are works with a modern voice; always interweaving the narrative of the storyteller-illustrator to recreate lost voices.

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SELECTED PRINTS

2020_47-3-CROP

Failure To Thrive – Sun ray treatment circa 1950

by Anna Johnson

Photo Gravure w/ Etching on Hahnemühle

2020_47-1-CROP

The Ice Beneath Her

by Anna Johnson

Acrylic Resist Etching w/ Aquatint on Hahnemühle

2020_47-2-CROP

Things to Come

by Anna Johnson

Photopolymer Etching on Hahnemühle

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