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Anna Williams Artist Bronze Sculpture
Cast bronze, ceramic, reclaimed wood
36" x 30" x 24"
2017

This piece is made up of a life-sized bronze fox curled up in repose, encircled by a ring of ceramic flowers woven with thorns, upon a wooden box made from 200-year-old wood salvaged from homes in my neighbourhood. The fox reclines calmly in the flora’s lush embrace; confident of the protection it offers. However, the wreath hovers between being a safe and protective space and being the confines of a cage or the ceramic floral offerings on a tomb. Thus, this work moves from being a celebration and acknowledgement of the fragility and grounding nature of home and environment while also acting as a memento mori.