Anya Hall (She/Her)
Anya Hall is a multidisciplinary artist who explores themes of her own existence, through the lens of her own consciousness and physical body and is currently working and living in Glasgow. Her work often involves material explorations into paint, oils, wax, sand, glass and textiles .
With our fingers and foreheads pressed to the glass, we look through windows seeking glimpses of the outside… and daydream, floating between our body and our consciousness we travel from one to the other. We stare into the void as we allow our minds to drift, all the while still witnessing through our vessel’s portal into ‘reality’. Our senses tether us to the world and their use brings us back, gently easing our pain.
Exploring the phenomenological and transcendental through my own human experience here in this landscape, this body, and this mind. I have found myself intrigued by the separation of my physical and mental place and the disparity between where they reside and how these three elements affect one another.
‘Smudges’ and ‘Smears’
My oily marks left on car windows playfully explore the boundaries through which we observe the world, often through glass.
Pawing at the windows, I stared out, the landscape slipping by out of focus, a constant stream. My breath covered the windows as I etched into the condensation a smiley face. I knew I would later be told off for leaving my ‘grubby’ fingermarks on the car window. I slumped back into my seat and stared again into the distance.