Ane Christensen

Ane Christensen makes contemporary vessels and wall pieces in metal. She originally trained as a jeweller and continues to apply traditional techniques, including hand piercing, soldering and patination, to her larger scale pieces. Christensen used sterling silver for many years, but is now working purely in copper, steel and brass. This shift in material has enabled her to be more ambitious with the scale of her work, which is becoming increasingly abstract. All of Christensenís work begins as a simple spun form or flat sheet of metal.

Her early process is intuitive and very material based, both material and idea are challenged through deconstruction, interruption and reconstruction. She is inspired by structures and the spaces within and around them, often drawn to something very simple and slightly incomplete like a damaged spider web, an unfinished building or a crumbling fence. That slight imperfection in a pattern or a structure is magical to her and when translated into metalwork, makes the piece come to life.

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