Beneath the Tame

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    Leaden, Anna Williams
    Anna Williams
    Leaden, a nest cast in lead on a free-floating lath shelf.  Series of 10 nests, each sold separately.  "A year in paces, a morning ritual of walking has led me to collect numerous bird nests from the thickets along Ottawa’s waterways. In this piece, I have cast each nest in lead salvaged from the torn out ironwork of Parliament Hill— an act of preservation at the perceived fragility of a tiny sanctuary and an exploration of the weighted concept of home and domesticity."
    Leaden, a nest cast in lead on a free-floating lath shelf.  Series of 10 nests, each sold separately.  "A year in paces, a morning ritual of walking has led me to collect numerous bird nests from the thickets along Ottawa’s waterways. In this piece, I have cast each nest in lead salvaged from the torn out ironwork of Parliament Hill— an act of preservation at the perceived fragility of a tiny sanctuary and an exploration of the weighted concept of home and domesticity."

    Anna Williams

    Regular price $1,500.00
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    Leaden, a nest cast in lead on a free-floating lath shelf.  Series of 10 nests, each sold separately.

    "A year in paces, a morning ritual of walking has led me to collect numerous bird nests from the thickets along Ottawa’s waterways. In this piece, I have cast each nest in lead salvaged from the torn out ironwork of Parliament Hill— an act of preservation at the perceived fragility of a tiny sanctuary and an exploration of the weighted concept of home and domesticity."

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    Sanctuary, cast bronze and ceramic flowers and foliage with 200-year old reclaimed local wood  A life-sized bronze fox curls up in repose encircled by a ring of ceramic flowers interwoven with thorns.  The wooden pedestal is from 200-year old wood salvaged from homes being remodelled in the artist's neighbourhood.  This work hovers between a celebration and acknowledgement of the fragility and grounding nature of home and also a memento mori.
    Sanctuary, cast bronze and ceramic flowers and foliage with 200-year old reclaimed local wood  A life-sized bronze fox curls up in repose encircled by a ring of ceramic flowers interwoven with thorns.  The wooden pedestal is from 200-year old wood salvaged from homes being remodelled in the artist's neighbourhood.  This work hovers between a celebration and acknowledgement of the fragility and grounding nature of home and also a memento mori.
    Sanctuary, cast bronze and ceramic flowers and foliage with 200-year old reclaimed local wood  A life-sized bronze fox curls up in repose encircled by a ring of ceramic flowers interwoven with thorns.  The wooden pedestal is from 200-year old wood salvaged from homes being remodelled in the artist's neighbourhood.  This work hovers between a celebration and acknowledgement of the fragility and grounding nature of home and also a memento mori.

    Anna Williams

    Regular price $11,500.00
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    Sanctuary, cast bronze and ceramic flowers and foliage with 100-year old reclaimed local wood

    A life-sized bronze fox curls up in repose encircled by a ring of ceramic flowers interwoven with thorns.  The wooden pedestal is from 100-year old wood salvaged from homes being remodelled in the artist's neighbourhood.  This work hovers between a celebration and acknowledgement of the fragility and grounding nature of home and also a memento mori.

    The bronze fox can be purchased separately for $11,500.

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    A two person exhibition of sculpture by Mary Anne Barkhouse (AOCA, RCA) and Anna Williams, curated by Lisa A. Pai.

    The title Beneath the Tame hints at subversion or revelation. The tame has already been tamed. And yet, life lived and observed, remembered and considered empowers these artists to burrow in, under, below, beneath. Beneath, a preposition, not a noun, is a close extension that doesn't supplant the banner of the current noun, rule or system with another but engages it otherwise. Experience shared by the hospitable joining of forces such as the congregation of the many under pink Pussyhat ears, among other kinds of ears both furry and bald we meet in this exhibition, helps us usher in, strategically, tactically and otherwise, e.e.cummings' "the gay great happening illimitably earth."