Ann Carrington has always been interested in discarded, found and multiples of objects. All objects are saturated with cultural meaning, which as an artist she seeks to explore, unravel and investigate. Mundane objects like knives and forks, buttons, barbed wire, pins and paintbrushes come with their own readymade histories and associations which Carrington analyses by rearranging as sculpture. She merges materials with form to tell a story through objects that are familiar to us all.
Bank notes, coins and stamps are recurring themes in her work, shining a light on everyday objects that somehow get overlooked. This transformative journey of an object, instilment of worth and highlighting the inherent value within it, are akin to the journey of people who are trying to transform their lives, empower themselves and step into a better future, something very close to the heart of The House of St Barnabas.