Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

The supreme novel of the married woman's passion for a younger man. ...more info on wikipedia

About the artist: Jennifer Collierfrom the UK

Jennifer lives in Stafford, United Kingdom, where she works from her gallery, Unit Twelve, that she set up in 2010. She originally trained in textiles completing a BA (hons) Textiles, at Manchester Metropolitan University, in 1999. This was a traditional textiles course specialising in Print, Knit and Weave. All of the methods she now employs were self-taught through experimentation with different media and techniques. Jennifer exhibits nationally and internationally, and has had her work featured in magazines such a Vogue and Elle Decoration. She makes work to commission, and also undertakes art workshops, as well as running the gallery space.

Why this work

“Anna Karenina has been called the greatest of all novels. I wanted to try to depict themes within the novel, love being an obvious one. But also the opulence of high society life, and the feeling of being watched when its conventions are not conformed to. The items I have created; a carafe, wedding rings, binoculars and kid gloves serve to depict these themes, and are created from relevant found papers, such as the novels pages, maps of Russia and sheet music.”