Anita Carnell was born in the North of England. She has had a long career in textiles, receiving her initial training at the Royal School of Needlework and then her masters of MA Designer Maker at Camberwell College of Art.
Working with British historical materials, gilded wires and gold, Anita uses traditional hand embroidery techniques on lamb hide. Her method is an unconscious abstract process, unplanned and unrehearsed. Her inspirations are influenced by the Japanese term Yohaku-no-bi, which translate to ‘blankness.’
Anita Carnell seeks to evoke contemplation as evident in her piece, ‘Cycle of Time’. The circle becomes the spiral, shadows reflecting repetitive mark making in red. Anita intends her work to recognise the beauty of gold, not just for its monetary value but the tonal and light refracting qualities it conveys. Gold creates shadows – ‘without shadows there is no beauty’.
Her work is a doorway to interrelationships between materials, viewer and space.Current Artworks
- Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design
- Peter Millard & Partners
- Collect 2018
- Design Days – Dubai
- Clerkenwell Design Week
- Hothouse – Craft Council
- Selvedge Magazine – Gold and The Gods June 2017
- The Gift of Time – Giada Giachion 2017
- Wall Hangings – Leather
- Wall panels – Leather
- Fine Leather Wall Art
- Gilded Wires
- Gold Leaf
My method is an unconscious abstract process, unplanned and unrehearsed. I am inspired are influenced by the Japanese term Yohaku-no-bi, which translate to 'blankness.'