I was sent Anna-Wili's website by a friend and straight away fell in love with her paper bird sculptures. They look so delicate but in the same way a feathered one does and the birds in flight are so beautifully sculpted they could jump right out from behind the screen!
She is a Sydney based artist working in paper and copper primarily. I asked her how these beautiful paper beings came to life and this was what she said:
I had been to art school and studied painting. After art school I took up sculpture and loved the freedom of not having had too much instruction in the discipline. I started making copper pipe sculptures. I was pregnant with my daughter and wanted to make something special for her. I made a small paper fairy wren. I loved the medium and just began to work with it. Now I use archival cotton paper that I tear and sew together to create the figure of an animal.
There are many more great sculptures on her website... please do check them out! (the copper giraffe is amazing)