“I was a child on the move, and my explorations began when I learned to crawl. After my first big adventure, crawling two miles down the highway, my mother strapped me into a harness and hooked me to the clothesline. I was told I spent my days rushing from one end of that clothesline to the other, never stopping, until one day I discovered a universe hidden in the grass. I was a naturalist!
When I was ten, my I found some large rolls of paper that I used them to draw house plans. I was an architect! Then came my period as an author, prompted by the sudden appearance of a Remington typewriter, and when I caught the mumps, a friend brought me some oil paints and suddenly I was an artist! That’s the pattern….a stimulus and a response….that has kindled my craft.
Today the light sculptures I create are a result of my imagination, stimulated by something I have seen, a beautiful piece of paper and the shape of a single twig. And the subtle colorings are my attempt to recreate the changing light of the day.”
[[light sculpture © Anne Haxton]
In the Studios with the artists of STUDIO TOUR 9, held on March 19-20-21, 2010.
Anne Haxton: light sculpture
Anne was the featured artist for STUDIO TOUR 9.
Rick Badgley: handcrafted furniture
Carole Clum: clay and metal sculpture
Elsah Cort: collage, photography, mixed media
Nikki Crain: handweaving
James Entz: sculptural paintings
Aranga Firstman: collage, water based mixed media
Photos by Marion Hultgren and Elsah Cort, all rights reserved.
Anne Rudisill Haxton
light sculpture, handmade paper
Studio Tour website page threeriversartstudiotour.com/haxton9.html
“I am an artist who experiences creative periods. I am not sure if this is true for all artists, but for me, it’s an exploration of all that might be possible within a specific realm. Right now I am having fun with curves and swirls.”
Haxton is the featured artist for STUDIO TOUR 9.
How to get Studio Tour tickets…earlybird price until March 5.