Anna uses her practice to examine and challenge the everyday environment. She highlights over familiar images and icons to reveal an obsessive collection of thoughts, moments and memories. She works to create a visual index of characters which analyse reality by materialising data.
Her energetic, colourful works blur the boundaries between traditional printing techniques and new technologies, merging digital printing and embroidery with more traditional techniques such as screen-printing, flocking and dyeing. The artist’s own excitement about what is possible within the boundaries of printed textiles is evident in the vibrancy of the works themselves.
Anna Raymond followed up her BA in textiles at Goldsmiths College, London in 2000 with a postgraduate apprentice scheme at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, USA.
Her exhibitions have included several shows at Contemporary Applied Arts in London, ‘Wool House’ by the Campaign for Wool, curated by Kit Kemp, Somerset House, Strand, London, Stitched-Up at Crescent Arts, Scarborough (January 2007) as well as Collect at the Victoria and Albert Museum in February 2007.
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