Anya Keeley

Curious creatures created with wire working and reclaimed, found and vintage materials.

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Curious Creatures by Anya Keeley

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Niamh
Vintage textiles / Mixed Media
11 w x 20 h x 8 d (cm)
£ 115
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Frank
Mixed Media
5 w x 12 h x 6 d (cm)
£ 50
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Morris
Vintage Textiles / Mixed Media
10 w x 24 h x 6 d (cm)
£ 120
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Sue
Vintage Textiles / Mixed Media
17 w x 42 h x 12 d (cm)
£ 320
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Parsley
Vintage textile / Mixed Media
10 w x 24 h x 6 d (cm)
£ 115
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Jemima
Vintage Textiles
16 w x 36 h x 14 d (cm)
£ 260
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Francine
Vintage Textile / mixed media
10 w x 25 h x 8 d (cm)
£ 120
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Bruce
12 w x 28 h x 8 d (cm)
£ 140
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Crossley
Mixed Media
6 w x 15 h x 6 d (cm)
£ 50
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Claire
Mixed Media
6 w x 11 h x 6 d (cm)
£ 50
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Edith
Papier Mache
12 w x 19 h x 12 d (cm)
£ 110 ** Sold **
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Beryl
12 w x 33 h x 12 d (cm)
£ 155
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Marguerite
Wood and Metal
7 w x 18 h x 3 d (cm)
£ 45
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Adelaide
Wood and Metal
7 w x 20 h x 2 d (cm)
£ 45 ** Sold **
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Christine
Mixed Media
13 w x 30 h x 12 d (cm)
£ 145 ** Sold **
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Clara
Mixed Media
6 w x 20 h x 6 d (cm)
£ 68 ** Sold **
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Whimsies
Mixed Media
2 w x 7 h x 2 d (cm)
£ 25
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Norris
Mixed Media
11 w x 11 h x 7 d (cm)
£ 45
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Margaret
Mixed Media
11 w x 23 h x 9 d (cm)
£ 135
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Esther
Mixed Media
10 w x 25 h x 10 d (cm)
£ 120 ** Sold **
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Jane
Mixed Media
10 w x 20 h x 10 d (cm)
£ 140
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Violet
Mixed Media
11 w x 29 h x 8 d (cm)
£ 135

About Anya Keeley

Anya studied art at Newcastle-under-Lyme and when finding it hard to develop ideas on paper, she started to 'draw' with pieces of wire instead. After moving to Hereford some years later, she started to collect things whilst walking along the River Wye that she found on the ground, like driftwood and pebbles.

Says Anya “I have always been a collector of damaged, decayed, broken and abandoned objects, many of which I use in my current practice.  There was always a mental battle, as a child, of whether my love of finding objects would lead down the path of archaeology or whether my incessant inventing of stories and assembling of objects would take me along a more artistic route. The latter prevailed and eventually my object collecting has become a necessary material for my practice and my practice has become an essential usage for my amassed accumulations.”

Now Anya creates her wonderful 'Curious Creatures' each one a named individual character, mostly hand bound from wire, then bought to life using paper, fabric and vintage finds.