Sterling silver, copper, brass, spring steel, found object; jeweled clip earring, and patina
4 x 3.5 x 0.75 inches
Photographed by artist
The Swimming brooch was inspired by the jeweled clip earring that forms the complexed eye of the large fish. As the mouth of the fish opens a hiddened fish is revealed. The tail swings from the body of this fish and the one on the other side. The hooked clasp adds to the kinetic nature of the fish.
Inspirations for Anita’s artwork are plants, animals, landscapes and people. Having a strong science background has helped her to appreciate the fine details of nature that she incorporates into her art. She enjoys working in a variety of media creating art that is one of a kind, with care to incorporate realism and fine detail. At the same time, she enjoys adding a mix of surrealism, humor and tranquility. The influences and art that she admires include the great works of Magritte and Dali.
Anita was first introduced to sculpture by Dr. Judith Peck; she continued to study the fine arts at Ramapo College and craft at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts and Penland School of Craft.
Her awards include the Gold metal in Sculpture at the juried 2016 North Carolina Silver Arts and a Merit Award at the 2014 Sculpture Celebration in Lenoir, NC. Her works have been shown in exhibitions at The Cameron Art Museum, ArtFields, The Surface Gallery (UK), The Tryon Fine Arts Center, Hart Witzen Gallery, Transylvania Community Arts Council, Arts Council of Henderson County, HandMade in America, UPSTAIRS Artspace, Ramapo College, and The New England Institute of Art.