Fortune Cookies

blog fortune cookieThis is a smoke fired ceramic sculpture with bits of scrap metal and nails inserted into the clay.
It is 30 cm. high.
I made it because I had heard enough about ‘military operations’ and ‘collateral damage’ and couldn’t sleep. I first called them ‘Blair’s Babes’ but then thought about how random the whole thing is – you drink your coffee in a sunny street cafe in Baghdad, Mumbai or London – and suddenly the world around you is blown to smithereens –  are you feeling lucky?
I exhibited a few of the cookies at the Air Gallery in London, and funnily enough they were snapped up – by Japanese tourists.

About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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2 Responses to Fortune Cookies

  1. Ian says:

    Mm. I don’t know what it is about the Japanese psyche, but they’re into bondage in a big way too. Half the Japanese art websites I come across have naked women tied in erotic positions dangling from bamboo poles! You should dip into The Enclopedia of Bad Taste (in art) sometime. Then again, maybe not. As an anti-war statement, this sculpture is first class, but as art I’ll leave it to the Japanese.


  2. annakeiller says:

    Ian, you break my heart.


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