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Anna-Karina HermkensAnna-Karina Hermkens is also known as Bumble Hill Atelier. In addition to doing research and lecturing at Macquarie University,  Anna-Karina is exploring and establishing  an ‘anthropology_in_art’  practice which fuses theory and research with her own ceramics and painting.

Drawing upon my anthropological research on processes of becoming, and more specifically, on how human/nature interactions, and beliefs and values are materialised, this body of work focuses on the interconnection between humans, and animals. The handbuilt figurative and abstract human-animal ceramic figures challenge representations of human bodies; highlighting the ways in particular the female body has been stereotyped through animal mimicry and projections, at the same time elucidating the human tendency to both anthropomorphise and self-identify with animals. The handbuilt elongated vessels with their female figurative designs refer to the social and ritual significance of vessels (carrying water) and how women embody vessel-like qualities as bearers of life. Both sculptures and vessels express the ambiguity and precariousness of being human.

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Being I by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$380.00

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Being II by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$380.00

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Being III by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$380.00
$1,025.00

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Catgirl by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$610.00

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Cockerel by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$580.00
$610.00

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Dead Bird by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$380.00

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Donkey by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$610.00

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Falling I by Anna-Karina Hermkens

$225.00
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$225.00