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© Anna Gunnarsdottir
© Anna Gunnarsdottir
© Anna Gunnarsdottir
© Anna Gunnarsdottir

Anna Gunnarsdóttir

Anna Gunnarsdóttir Fabric sculptor
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Icelandic, English
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Monday to Friday 11:00 - 17:00
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+354 8976064
© Anna Gunnarsdottir

Inspired by Iceland

  • • All Anna's work is inspired by the unique Icelandic countryside
  • • Her recent artworks express the climate changes affecting Iceland
  • • To Anna, a well made work always shows the emotions of the artist

Textile artist Anna Gunnarsdóttir lives and works in Akureyri, an important port and fishing centre in northern Iceland. Anna combines traditional Icelandic felt making techniques with a contemporary and fresh approach, having developed her own way of felting, characterised by a strong Scandinavian and minimalist style. She uses solely wool coming from Iceland sheep, a local breed with a unique fleece. Anna's work is based on the idea of light and shadow, and she creates large sculptures and 3D wall pieces for both indoor and outdoor use. She has gained international recognition for her sculptural work, which has been exhibited across the globe from Australia to the US, the UK, Germany, Sweden and France.

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Works

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Shell

This white felt sculpture with tentacle like extremities was handmade using Icelandic wood, fishing line, soap and water. The sculpture then stiffens when it dries. The sculpture is evocative of seashells that one might find when walking down a beach.

Width 95 cm
Height 75 cm

Anna Gunnarsdóttir Fabric sculptor
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Shell

This red felt sculpture was handmade using Icelandic wood, fishing line, soap and water. This seashell like sculpture, intended for the outdoors, stiffens when dried.

Width 150 cm
Height 110 cm

Anna Gunnarsdóttir Fabric sculptor
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Glowing sea shell

This white felt sculpture with tentacle like extremities was handmade using Icelandic wood, fishing line, soap and water. The sculpture, intended to be used as a lamp, then stiffens when it dries. The sculpture is evocative of seashells or marine animals.

Width 95 cm
Height 75 cm

Anna Gunnarsdóttir Fabric sculptor
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Lamp

This hanging felt sculpture lamp with tentacle like extremities was hand made using Icelandic wood, soap and water. The sculpture, that is evocative of marine life such as jellyfish, stiffens when it dries.

Width 100 cm
Height 110 cm

Anna Gunnarsdóttir Fabric sculptor
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Lava shell

This white felt sculpture with ochre red lave stone attached to its tentacle like extremities was handmade using Icelandic wood, fishing line, soap and water. The sculpture, which is evocative of seashells and other marine life, then stiffens when it dries.

Width 100 cm
Height 70 cm

Anna Gunnarsdóttir Fabric sculptor

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