Anna Barrett, with her adventurous love of colour, texture and new techniques, worked on the element of fire. She took inspiration from midnight fires on the beach near her home and incorporated ideas from her extensive travels. Appropriately Anna used ‘hot textiles’ techniques in her work, setting about various synthetics with a heat gun with unique results.
Anna created both three dimensional and two dimensional work; experimenting with the combination of textiles with other media including paper, driftwood and pebbles.
Anna created an installation of her Fire Sticks and Fire Pebbles on the beach where she had originally found the materials
Anna used rust dying techniques to create these delicate pieces of silk
This complex piece combined charred driftwood and paper with fabrics dyed naturally with tea and rust