Anita Johnson (formerly Anita Larkin) is an Australian artist making sculptural objects and installations with salvaged broken objects, felt, beeswax, bronze and textiles. These artworks question notions of repair and its historical impetus for a return to wholeness and former utility. A repair made visible is an embodied repair. Broken parts become object prosthetics, felt membranes form a second skin for objects, and beeswax casts of objects engage the body viscerally. The objects chosen are from the domestic realm of the home, and reveal narratives of loss and longing, injury and healing, separation and union.
Anita Johnson is represented by Defiance Gallery, Sydney.