Gentleman - Insignia

Anna Church


  • Gentleman - Insignia
  • Gentleman - Insignia

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  • Description
  • Artist Bio
  •  Insignia series 2013

    At first glance this piece appears to pay homage to the "true gent of old", yet the gentleman depicted by Anna Church's ensign is in fact alive and well. Most of today's men do enjoy the odd hand of cards with mates, would rather win than lose a trophy any day, partake in the daily ritual of shaving, are still handy with a hammer and rather partial to a shot of rum, and of course have an infallible sense of direction. All of which is reflected in 'Gentleman'. Central to the work is a vintage boxing bag representing strength, agility and strategy. Reminiscent of a coat of arms with its dark hues, wooden foundation, Natraj tree branches resembling stag horn fronds and a touch of military brass, this collection of relics is as much an homage today's menfolk as it is an ode to those of yore.

    Unframed Medium print size
    35.5 x 53cm

    Unframed Large print size
    59cm x 80cm

    Variable edition (two sizes available within the edition of 50)

    Printed using archival paper and pigment inks - These materials are tested to last a life time.

    paper stock - Canson Baryta paper stock

     Please allow 3-4 days for dispatch

  • "The photographs I take are of sculptures I make. I build those sculptures by collecting found objects and unique entities that I transform into a large-scale composition, a composite that has nothing to do with the pieces it is comprised of. Once assembled, I photograph this new art piece and transform my photographs into limited edition, fine art prints.

    You’ll find my artwork playful, layered and surprising. The multi-step process of making my art as well as the continual evolving nature of artwork that gets assembled and disassembled means that it has many lifetimes and requires closer inspection. This is important to me because I believe in making art that comes alive; quietly, overtly, dramatically or humorously. It should grab your attention and make you wonder about it’s DNA and process, but always in a joyful way."-Anna Church


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