Quietly consent

work in progress 2016 anna sharman

These works have been difficult to complete, started 2 back in July 2016 and after a lot of pondering and struggling with compositions they are finished. A nod to the past, these works ended up being the result of a transitional period in my life. Quietly consenting to the will of the universe.


All lined up, extra boarder space than usual for these 4.




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We are all made of stardust – Unbound Exhibition at ArtStation

Recently I submitted a work for the Youth Art Committee exhibition ‘Unbound’ and it got accepted in.

“YAC invited young artists to alter found books, in any way possible. Books have been re-formed, morphed, combined, transformed, destroyed, dismantled, transfigured, responded to and adapted. “

‘We are all made of star dust’ Collaged images from five Learn-to-Read books on gessoed Fabriano

In my art practice I usually use images from books and magazines to create my paintings. For this project instead of using the images for references I chose to use the actual images removed from the books. I collected together five children’s learn-to-read books about space, the universe, Earth and the creatures that live in it.

This image represents a section of the DNA molecule which forms the basis of most life on Earth. I was influenced by Carl Sagan’s quote: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” -Cosmos