If you’ve been following for a while I’m sure you have figured out I am obsessed with New England! New England is great at a lot of things: making clam chowder, winning sports teams, leaders in education and healthcare. But the one thing that I think New England is best at is producing great people. People who grow up here are special, you survive the long cold winter and you learn to really appreciate the nice summer weather when it comes. New England is known for the seasons and I think the seasons build character. This weekend I got to meet someone very special and Very New England Anna Thurber.
Anna is an extremely talented artist located in Weston. I went to visit her studio and learn all about the amazing things she is doing. Anna freezes flowers and then photographs the results creating breathtaking pieces of art. Anna told me that she was inspired by the frozen puddles she sees on her daily walks with her dog. If you love the New England seasons you will love Anna’s work. During winter the snow and ice kill all the flowers. Anna’s work uses the very same elements that kill the flowers (ice) to turn these flowers into something beautiful.
The photos she produces from these ice blocks are incredible! Many of them look like they could be paintings but it’s actually a photograph of frozen flowers. It’s so unique and cool, getting to watch Anna unveil these works was incredible. She told me each one can take between 4 days and 2 weeks. It’s a labor of love though, the passion Anna pours into her art is evident all over her house, from the 4 pots of boiling water on her stove waiting to be frozen to the broke TV she turned into an abstract masterpiece.
Thank you so much for sharing you passion with me Anna! Her website will be finished soon so everyone can purchase these incredible photographs, if you want to do something special with flowers from an event like a shower or a wedding you can contact Anna to find out how she can turn them into works of art. Check out some of her finished products on her Instagram.
I was compensated for this post but as always all opinions are my own.