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Anna Troupe

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Personal logo design and Doggy Dressing Table Retail Furniture Design, 2004, 2009 Graphic Art and MDF Pressboard, Paint Table Is 24" Wide X 72" High X 16" Deep © anna troupe 2011
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Tree Vision, 2007 Found Paper and Paint on Canvas, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 12"h X 14"w X 2"d © anna troupe 2011
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Rice, Ashes, Infinity, 2012 Found Paper, Gold Foil, on Wood 18"h X 24"w © anna troupe 2012
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The Fabulous Memories, part 1, 2007 Found Paper and Paint on Wood, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 9"h X 21"w X 1.5"d © anna troupe 2011
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The Fabulous Memories, part 2, 2007 Found Paper and Paint on Wood, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 9"h X 21"w X 1.5"d © anna troupe 2011
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The Fabulous Memories, part 3, 2007 Found Paper and Paint on Wood, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 9"h X 21"w X 1.5"d © anna troupe 2011
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Diamond Life, 2012 Found Paper and Paint on Canvas, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 20" X 20" X 1.5" © anna troupe 2012
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Pyramid Hotel d'Estes in Vegas, 2012 Found Paper and Paint on Canvas, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 16"h X 18"w © anna troupe 2012
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Infinite Hope Check Pattern Fabric Design, 2011 Digital Art Design for 100% Cotton, Handwoven, Sustainable Fabric 20 Cm. X 20 Cm. © GrameenFelissimo 2011
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Fruity Custards Everyone, 2005 Found Paper and Paint on Canvas, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 15"h X 19"w X 1.5" D © anna troupe 2011
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Veruschka, 2012 Watercolor on Wood 12" X 12" Sq. © anna troupe 2012
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Any Moment, 2012 Found Paper and Paint on Canvas, Sealed in Resin With Steel Frame 36"h X 48" W X 1.5" D © anna troupe 2012
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Egg Chairs, 2000 Plywood and Foam Upholstered in White Vinyl, Yellow Ultrasuede 36"h X 48" W X 30" D © anna troupe 2012
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Steel Chair, 2000 Stainless Steel Sheet, Upholstery 27"w X 35" H X 38" D © anna troupe 2011
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mississippi
Birth year
1977
Lives in
Raleigh
Works in
Raleigh
Schools
North Carolina State University College of Textiles Science, 2014, MS
Savannah College of Art and Design
Tags
collage, furniture design, writing, humanitarian design, social design, sustainability, mixed-media, installation, abstract
Artist Statement

As a child, I often went to the woods behind my house and covered stump faces with soft, fluffy moss. This was the first sign of my love for collage. Yet the memory tells more about my instinct to design.

I respect my environment and work within it because I am part of it. I want to make the best of things and believe that I can. This hopefulness drives my effort. I try to stay like the child in the woods, just being imaginative, doing what makes sense and what feels right. That keeps me reaching for beauty I can see with my eyes and understand in my heart.

Empathizing with my surroundings and cherishing what I find, I honor the accidental, the arbitrary, and discover its significance in my art. Then my ordinary life feels extraordinary to me, and sharing this feeling makes it real.