by Anna Watson
Votive necklace featuring a woman made of polymer clay and paint, inspired by tin votives from Greece.
5 x 10 cm with faux leather necklace in a contrasting colour.
Could also be displayed on a wall as a small painted votive or talisman.
Anna Watson's work is experimental and playful with hidden depths and darkness. She is inspired by materials, colour, religion, foreign travel, found artefacts, film, horror, photography, walks, strange encounters, memories, books, dramas, popular culture and much more. She uses jewellery as an art form through which to express these inspirations.
Her current interest is found in Eastern and South East Asian drama, graphic art/manga, mythology, relics and religion. She participated in a curated exhibition in Beijing China 2020 for which she researched the appearance and use of dvarapala (statues or door guardians placed outside buddhist temples).
This work is shown at Atelier Beside the Sea as part of Votive. Desires, gratitude, prayers, hope all given form in heartfelt offerings.