Anna Frlan

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    Pattern 3 (petals and bloom), 2022. Wall sculpture made from plasma-cut steel.
    Pattern 3 (petals and bloom), 2022. Wall sculpture made from plasma-cut steel.

    Anna Frlan

    Regular price $2,000.00
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    Pattern 3 (petals and bloom), 2022. Sculpture made from plasma-cut steel. This wall-mounted piece hangs about 2.5" from the wall, allowing stunning shadows to take shape behind the intricate steel patterns.

    61 x 61 cm

    Patterns abound in nature, from water rippling around river rocks, to a spiraling tree emerging from an acorn. Fractals determine many of these complex patterns and can also inform innovative design in the constructed environment. I use a manufactured medium, steel, to explore these intrinsic building blocks. My Pattern series is an exploration of what happens when two patterns intersect. Will one eclipse the other, or will they comingle and create a new pattern?

    My works are drawings on steel. Instead of using a pencil, I plasma-cut the lines with a handheld torch. Negative space drops away, leaving an intricate pattern of lines. It is important that the steel is transformed, becoming light and delicate, in contrast to its industrial roots.

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    Pattern 2 (two spider webs), 2022. Wall sculpture made from plasma-cut steel.
    Pattern 2 (two spider webs), 2022. Wall sculpture made from plasma-cut steel.

    Anna Frlan

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    Pattern 2 (two spider webs), 2022. Sculpture made from plasma-cut steel. This wall-mounted piece hangs about 2.5" from the wall, allowing stunning shadows to take shape behind the intricate steel patterns.

    61 x 61 cm

    Patterns abound in nature, from water rippling around river rocks, to a spiraling tree emerging from an acorn. Fractals determine many of these complex patterns and can also inform innovative design in the constructed environment. I use a manufactured medium, steel, to explore these intrinsic building blocks. My Pattern series is an exploration of what happens when two patterns intersect. Will one eclipse the other, or will they comingle and create a new pattern?

    My works are drawings on steel. Instead of using a pencil, I plasma-cut the lines with a handheld torch. Negative space drops away, leaving an intricate pattern of lines. It is important that the steel is transformed, becoming light and delicate, in contrast to its industrial roots.

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    Pattern 1 (shell and water), 2022. Wall sculpture made from plasma-cut steel.
    Pattern 1 (shell and water), 2022. Wall sculpture made from plasma-cut steel.

    Anna Frlan

    Regular price $2,000.00
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    Pattern 1 (shell and water), 2022. Sculpture made from plasma-cut steel. This wall-mounted piece hangs about 2.5" from the wall, allowing stunning shadows to take shape behind the intricate steel patterns.

    61 x 61 cm

    Patterns abound in nature, from water rippling around river rocks, to a spiraling tree emerging from an acorn. Fractals determine many of these complex patterns and can also inform innovative design in the constructed environment. I use a manufactured medium, steel, to explore these intrinsic building blocks. My Pattern series is an exploration of what happens when two patterns intersect. Will one eclipse the other, or will they comingle and create a new pattern?

    My works are drawings on steel. Instead of using a pencil, I plasma-cut the lines with a handheld torch. Negative space drops away, leaving an intricate pattern of lines. It is important that the steel is transformed, becoming light and delicate, in contrast to its industrial roots.

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    Anna Frlan, Fortress for a Warrior Bird
    Anna Frlan, Fortress for a Warrior Bird

    Anna Frlan

    Regular price $1,660.00
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    Fortress for a Warrior Bird (includes four branches) from the Nest Series, made of steel. This series is based on research about how birds create nests from found materials such as twigs, string and mud. Each nest was created for a particular bird, to house the objects they collect, or simply as a space to build a home.

    4 x 8 x 7.5"

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    Anna Frlan, In Situ Nest
    Anna Frlan, In Situ Nest

    Anna Frlan

    Regular price $1,660.00
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    In Situ Nest (two-part sculpture) from the Nest Series, made of steel. This series is based on research about how birds create nests from found materials such as twigs, string and mud. Each nest was created for a particular bird, to house the objects they collect, or simply as a space to build a home.

    4.5 x 14 x 8.5"

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    Anna Frlan, Feathering the Nest
    Anna Frlan, Feathering the Nest
    Anna Frlan, Feathering the Nest

    Anna Frlan

    Regular price $1,280.00
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    Feathering the Nest (two-part sculpture) from the Nest Series, made of steel. This series is based on research about how birds create nests from found materials such as twigs, string and mud. Each nest was created for a particular bird, to house the objects they collect, or simply as a space to build a home.

    4.5 x 8 x 7.5"

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    My art practice is focused on steel as a sculptural medium. I have learned that steel is an inherently malleable material. Steel is composed mainly of soft iron ore, and retains these natural origins even though it has been hardened with carbon in the factory. I use welding and plasma cutting techniques to explore the metamorphosis of steel, creating new forms that challenge the perceived industrial nature of steel. My sculptures are created through processes of accumulation, accretion, melting, cutting, pattern making and assembling. Each series merges steel with a thematic concept stemming from my desire to explore the history of this material that came of age during the industrial revolution.

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