Anita’s Papier Mache creations are very diverse. A 26 inch Papier Mache Alistair Darling money box for Channel 5, a large 3d shell wedding seating plan or a Tableau showing a couple swimming with dolphins. Her tableaux have relief backgrounds set all over the globe;
these have included the Trevi fountain, Florence churches and Moroccan dancers being featured in various tableaux . Depending on where you require the tableau to be set, research will ensure the background is accurate. Many are memories of a honeymoon and produced for wedding anniversaries. Paper being your first one! Anita incorporates china and other items to suit any anniversary. Starting in 1999, Anita won several awards and her Bird of Paradise shown here was featured at the V & A Museum. She won a place through the colleges competition, ‘Inspired by…’. She was inspired by the birds sewn on kimonos in the Oriental Galleries.
Alistair Darling was commissioned to be used by Channel five in their coverage of the budget.
From theatrical TV props and masks to driftwood based coastal beach sculptures and Anniversary tableaux these sculptures tell their own individual story. A lot of research and skulduggery goes on to find many facts to show a degree of accuracy with place, costume and facial features so as to make these characters realistic.