Consciousness Catchers: Selected to feature as the entrance sculpture at Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

Nicola Anthony selected to present the entrance sculpture at Affordable Art Fair Singapore

I am proud to have been selected to present a series of sculptures at the entrance space of one of Singapore’s biggest art fairs, as part of the Affordable Art Fair Artist Installation Programme. It will be the first thing visitors see when they arrive.

 

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The Consciousness Catchers are a series of sculptures inspired by the concept of dreamcatchers.

Each Consciousness Catcher takes elements of everyday life in SE Asia and from the artist’s birth country (England) to form multiple organic, delicate circles of string, prayer threads, lace, silk, fishing nets and weaving in order to create a sculpture based on the traditional Native American ‘Dream Catcher’.

The oversized hoops will hang over the visitor’s heads as they enter the building, catching thoughts, worries and preconceptions, and cleansing the frantic nature of the everyday mind.

The origin of the dreamcatcher comes from the ancient legend – A Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi, took care of the people. Eventually, it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all. So, mothers and grandmothers weaved magical webs, to be hung above the bed and used as a charm to protect sleeping people, usually children, from nightmares.

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4 Comments

  1. Nicola – well done – so proud of you! and these look great.

    I had your interview with John Baldessari and Meg Cranston printed out and had been carrying it around with me to read – finally read it the other day – really great – the bit with you asking about the social media and had it had an affect was a very you (us) question : ) and it lead to such a quaint response regarding the postcards and the texting.. !

    there were loads of other bits to.. good interviewing. and also – woah – to meet such esteemed people – i would have barely been able to get words out!!!

    good work x

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