24 October 2011
Anna-Wili Highfield is a Sydney based artist currently making sculptures of animals from paper and from copper pipe. The paper sculptures are created from archival cotton paper, that is painted, then sewn together, to create the figure of an animal. The copper pipe is bent and manipulated to create sculptural forms reminiscent of line drawings.
Anna-Wili has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Arts School, Sydney NSW. She worked for Opera Australia as a scenic artist for several years.
Anna-Wili works almost entirely by commission. Her commercial clients include Carla Zampatti, Bianca Spender, Anthropologie and Hermes. However, Anna-Wili’s pieces have predominantly been commissioned by private clients, both within Australia and around the world.
Her sculptures have appeared in publications in The UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Hungary, Russia , Israel, Turkey, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, The USA Korea, China, and Australia.