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Anja Kooistra’s work was featured as the inspiration for the 2016 Ontario Writers’ Conference February “Story Starters” competition. Her fairy sculpture spurred competitors to write a short piece (100 words maximum) exploring how she captures their imagination.

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“You’re going to find really unique things here.”One of the artists featured at the Kingston event was Anja Kooistra, who moved to Canada from Holland with her husband in 2000.Based in Sunderland, Ont., her work in sculpture is made of fabric placed on a fibreglass frame.Kooistra produces outdoor garden statues depicting the human form.Artist Anja Kooistra, produces outdoor garden statues made of fabric on a fibreglass frame.During Artfest, Kooistra said hundreds of people visited her stall.“It’s a great way of showcasing my work and what you can do with old fabrics; it’s a great medium,” Kooistra said. Read full article...

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