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Anna Brones
Washington, USA
12 Days of Intention

Tell us a little about your piece?

I was thinking a lot about the words that are associated with Christmas, and I wanted to make a piece that incorporated that. Given the difficulty of 2020, and that the holidays will look different for a lot of people this year, I wanted to choose words that might serve as a kind of call-to-action for us, reminders to slow down, be present, find gratitude in even the difficult moments. 

What was the most challenging part of the brief?

There is so much that is cliche around the holidays, particularly with all the words that we toss around without really thinking about them. I think finding that balance between making something that resonates with people and feels like it’s in the “Christmas spirit” but keeping it from feeling cliche took a lot of thinking.

What part of the collaboration did you enjoy the most?

I love thinking about all of us around the world working in our various spaces. I think that this last year has made me a lot more grateful and conscious of all the distance friends and collaborators that I have, and in a way, it felt like we were all in the studio together. At least in spirit!

How did you enjoy working with the paper sent?

I usually work with black paper, so playing with the colors was fun. It was very soft and “buttery” to cut. 

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