Decode Series – II


‘Decode’ series is inspired by research into the earliest form of text, such as hieroglyphs and cuneiform script. Fragmented cast cubes are placed in a grid. These are then coated with a mixture of two chemicals that create the earliest form photographic print: cyanotype. The work is then exposed the to the sun, the trajectory of the sun and shadows cast create varying tones of indigo evidencing the differing exposure to UV light and references the ongoing concerns in Anne’s work of relationships between material, process and time.


Measurements: approx. 30 x 20cm.


Artist Bio

Anne Butler is a ceramic artist based in Northern Ireland. Following the completion of her BA in ceramics from University of Ulster in 1985, She lived and worked in Asia for many years before returning to complete her MA in ceramics in Cardiff. She established her studio in Carryduff, Northern Ireland in 2016. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, UK and abroad. Her work is held in private and public collections. Her parian porcelain vessels, wall pieces and sculptures explore process material and time. The work is inspired by natural and manmade structures and is constructed – layered – deconstructed – collapsed or excavated to reveal associations between cultural and individual memory as well as contrasting qualities of strength and fallibility, Permanence and loss.