Anna’s works are about relationships between generations - feelings and memories, folk-art, as well as significant episodes in her life. Her pieces specifically incorporate Russian glass, using recurrent geometric rhythmic patterns and are based on similar methods used by other Baltic artists. Her artworks are expressions of recurring moments in life: events that overlap in the same way as her glass pieces, into three-dimensional objects. Collected fragments simultaneously reveal their internal and external lives, serving to create, support and develop a common story. The interplay of the fragility and power of glass runs through her work, and repetition, reflection, refraction and shadows inform her ideas.
A piece called ‘Archive, 2003’, uses pieces of flat Russian glass, joined with metal screws but by 2006, ‘Interaction’ was using only glued glass. Other works, like ‘Homeland, 2007’, ‘Basket, 2007’, ‘Crater, 2007’ and ‘Never Ending Story, 2007’ draw on her family life, heritage and traditions. Later works, like ‘Urbanization, 2009’ and ‘River, 2009’, perhaps show the influence of the North East and the River Wear on her ideas?
Anna has exhibited extensively in Latvia as well as Lithuania, Germany and the UK, and has participated in several glass symposiums and exhibitions throughout Europe since 2001.
Visit Anna’s website at: www.annavesele.com