Annette Vlieg

Sculpture of a head and neck with long gold braided hair with shells intertwined from the crown of the head down to the neck. A golden eye mask covers the eyes, the figure looks relaxed.

Annette Vlieg
Title: Dreamer
Date: 2023
Medium: papier-mâché & mixed media


Tour Stop: 23


About the artist:

Annette Vlieg is a self-taught, multi-media artist who works primarily with paper mâché. The sustainability of paper mâché appeals to Annette, as it offers her the opportunity to recycle found natural objects. Each sculpture is created using paper mâché (or paper clay), shells, rocks, wood, twisted paper rope, and beads. Upon completion, each piece is sealed with gesso, then layers of acrylic paint are applied to develop a finish.

“I was initially drawn to simplicity of form and capturing quiet expressions of the female face. I have shifted to incorporate objects from nature as a means of reflecting my strong feelings for, and connection to, the natural world. I have also incorporated ideas from my work as a clinical therapist to express ‘parts’ of the psyche that are somewhat universal, though often hidden. Upon the completion of each piece, I search for a name that captures the essence of what the piece has come to represent. The names often have their roots in Greek mythology, which is also strongly associated with nature and themes of personality.” – Annette Vlieg


Check out Annette Vlieg on Instagram


The exterior of the artist’s studio; a two story home with purple and blue siding, gardens and a stone staircase lead up to a deck.  The interior of the artist’s studio; two tables are arranged with seven figure sculptures on them.


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