Anna Korver at Vital Transformation Mauri Ora
This work is from a series that explores the impact and imprint of changing and adapting realities based on theories from Quantum mechanics which study the observer effect. Aesthetically it shows a man made structure formed from a natural crystalline material, in three different states of change. From the human perspective of the self they inquire about cause and effect, the paradox of the human consciousness and this area of quantum mechanics which implies that our presence and observation has an effect on the world around us at a sub atomic level. It looks at the idea of conscious and subconscious contentedness referring to certain a time, people, places or objects and how our presence or interaction also affects these things. Though the link between human consciousness and quantum mechanics is still but a theory, the idea gives validity and curiosity to this side of human nature that gives importance to things only in relation to ourselves.
Anna Korver is an established New Zealand artist currently based in Taranaki. She has been working nationally and internationally since receiving a BFA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury in 2003.
Korver’s works are feminine in their identity and perspective, the fundamental concepts and feeling of the works inviting intimacy and personal connection. The forms are minimalist and strive to reflect the inner self onto the outer surface. Her work has always come from an internal place, reflecting on the current situation or experience. They often question and challenge traditional feminine roles, offering a different kind of strength where the masculine and feminine sides are in balance and delicate, fragility is recognised instead of seen as a weakness, reflecting on feminism’s advocacy for equality for both genders.
Recent works look at underlying questions about home as a transient concept using symbols such as the figure, the cube, vessels and sections of the landscape as reference to internal and external factors and support systems. She has always seen the idea of home as an abstract term and is continuously curious about the connection of architecture to the human experience, of people and place; the way one affects the other and how the story and the experience of each go hand in hand, influencing and imprinting on each other subconsciously and consciously.
Korver was the co-owner of The Korver Molloy Gallery and sculpture park for 4 years, a trustee on the board of Eco Artists New Zealand for 10 years and an executive member of Te Kupenga stone sculpture society.