Stories

Anki King

Norway

  • Geographic Location: Europe
  • Languages: English, Norwegian


Submissions

White and Red

Monday, October 19, 2009 12:00 AM

White and Red
78” x 48”
Oil on canvas
2007

Thursday, June 11, 2009 11:13 AM

The image of the seated figure is one I find myself returning to often, in both paintings and sculpture. I am fascinated by this position in which the figure seems to have given in, or surrendered, to life's circumstances; it appears exhausted by being. The pose is closed and open, strong and weak, heavy and light, all at the same time. These dualities create a tension I find inspiring.

Morgan Levey interviewed Anki King for I.M.O.W. Read the interview.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:59 PM

Sometimes materials can inspire; sometimes a space restriction or infinite space can challenge, and at times, music can give you unprecedented ideas. I was lucky that all of these came together to give me Vine Woman.

Vine Woman wove herself into my mind one night while I listened to a young composer Jeff Stanek play his piece Winding Leaves. The following day, I immediately got materials for an armature and started collecting vines and branches. A few days and some sore hands later, Vine Woman was placed on a nature trail for all to enjoy. Eventually, however, she will return back to nature.

Morgan Levey interviewed Anki King for I.M.O.W. Read the interview.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:53 PM

This series of paintings is based on my relationship with my younger sister. We have grown up together, then grown apart, then grown back together again, stronger than before. Throughout the years, we have developed a deep friendship and enjoy many shared memories.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:51 PM

In Lullaby I, II & III, the female figure seems unaware of a child that is so close by. The child is precious – it seems to float, suspended by a thread, like a jewel. Still, the woman is oblivious: busy trying to see herself, she's unable to see this object of value hovering at arms length. Maybe, if she could forget about herself for a moment, she would discover it.

Morgan Levey interviewed Anki King for I.M.O.W. Read the interview.

Seeing Shadow

Thursday, January 22, 2009 12:00 AM

For Seeing Shadow, I traced my body and created a pattern that I then knitted in jute. Like Peter Pan who lost his shadow and had to have it sewn back on, I suffer from a reluctance to grow up. Knitting my own shadow was a way of honoring myself as a child.


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