Ann Weber turns cardboard into art

On February 24th, 2010 Julian Guthrie wrote an article about Ann Weber’s ability to take an every day object like cardboard and transform it into art.

How does she do it?

First, Ann Weber takes a trip to the dumpsters around her neighborhood scavenging for cardboard. Typical tools include: a stapler, box cutter and shellac.   She cuts the cardboard into strips and staples them together to form shapes.  As a result, her works range in 12 inches to 16 feet tall resembling pods, seeds, woven abstract figures or towering shapes.

Ann Weber was the Artist-in-Residence at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum for the month of February.

Personally, I’m amazed by her work and was stunned by some of the negative comments by readers.  Maybe some jealous artists?  Well they should be.  Weber has a distinct style and strong visual language that is fresh, strong and imaginative.

“The resourcefulness of making beauty from a common and mundane material intrigues me.”  Ann Weber

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