Ann Weber was born in Jackson, Michigan and graduated with her Masters in Fine Arts from California College of Arts and Crafts located in Oakland, California. Her artistic journey began with ceramics. After 15 years of making functional pottery in New York City, Weber left for California to study with Viola Frey at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland. It was Viola’s totemic clay figures that inspired the scale of her work.
By casting ordinary cardboard into bronze or fiberglass for public art projects, she illustrates that things are not always what they appear to be. Even in other materials it is easy to see the details of the former lives of cardboard boxes and individual staples. This humble origin is part of the innovation, charm and humor of the artwork.
One of the unique qualities of Weber’s art is the psychological component. Neither entirely representational nor abstract, but something in between, she wants the viewers to bring their own associations to the artwork. Working with a palette of simple forms (cylinders and circles), the sculptures are symbolic of male and female forms and the natural world. Weber uses architecture and art historical references to evoke memory, relationships and morality in her sculpture.
Weber lives and works in Emeryville, California, and is an Artist in Residence at Lux Institute in Encinitas, California.
Dimensions: 27” w x 43” h
Materials: Cast bronze
Year: 2007 | Suggested Price: $15,000