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Anna-Wili Highfield received a BFA from National Arts School, Sydney. She worked for Opera Australia as a scenic artist for several years before becoming a paper sculpture artist.
Her latest series is made from paper and from copper pipe. The animal sculptures are created from archival cotton paper which is painted and sewn together to create the figure of an animal. Bent and manipulated, the copper wire to create sculptural forms reminiscent of line drawings.
Highfield works almost entirely by commission. Her clients include Carla Zampatti, Bianca Spender, Anthropologie and Hermes, but her work is predominantly commissioned by private clients, in Australia and abroad.
Her work has appeared in publications in the Britain, the US, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Hungary, Russia , Israel, Turkey, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, South Korea and China, as well as in Australia.