anny's work focuses on navigating existence through memories, loss, and human connection. she explores these themes through storytelling by way of handmade paper, embroidery, and textiles. anny draws inspiration from growing up amid palm trees, sprawling roads, and the strip malls of florida. she is intrigued by the ripple effects of decisions and how each little moment has led up to what life is right now. she hopes she can continue to find better understanding through her work of the lives her mother and grandmothers led, and the intricate webs they have woven to create the life she knows today.
each piece is handmade and hand embroidered, with a focus on the labor and, at times, failing moments during the process. she allows the process to dictate the journey of the piece, and though there are times when the paper will rip, or the stitches don't work, this allows her to let go of the need to control, and ultimately let go of the emotional attachment she has to the subjects of her work.
anny's studio is located at 1111 godfrey grand rapids, michigan 49503
all images © anny crane 2017