17 September 2010

Annie Smits Sandano

Annie Smits Sandano has some great examples of woodcut.

Annie was born in Brazil, and trained at the prestigious
Rhode Island School of Design (USA),  
focussing on illustration, design and composition.
Following this, Annie spent a semester in Florence, Italy,
where she studied illustration, painting,
Renaissance Italian art history and textile design.
Annie also attended Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland,
where she developed both ideas & technical printmaking skills.

In 2008 she had a piece selected for the Wallace Arts Trust collection,
and in 2009 had two pieces selected as finalists
for the Waikato Society of Arts Waikato Youth Art Awards,
and has participated in many group shows over the past few years.

Annie Smits Sandano, Fantail Kokowhai Korero.
Limited edition woodcut print 70x50cm. Edition of 200.

The New Zealand Works series have very strong graphic elements.
In this one, I like how the korus seem to turn to music notes,
as if they are the song of the fantails.
The series is a combination of elegant birds, patterns and vessels.

The series of Woodcuts has some very quirky characters
which are worth a look.

For more info and images see her website:

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