Process 2006 lamp-worked glass alimentary canal, 86 x 35 x 15
When I first met Annie in her Studio in Elephant and Castle, I was impressed.
Besides having her works in prestigious public and private collections, she is also a lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She comes across as a rare breed of artist, at the crossroads of art and science, passionate about her work and her on-going research on the human brain.
She is a sculptor working on various media such as glass (eg her beautiful piece, “Capacity”), bronze, resin ...
Capacity’ Photo: Philip Sayer, 2000 process' glass, 550 x 708
She is not afraid to tackle challenging subjects and projects such as the environment (eg "Conditions": etched glass cubes of twelve months' of cloud formation above London), the human body (the brain in particular, especially the inside), geology ...
For the past few years, she has been working extensively with scientists including recently Oxford neuroscientist Morten Kringelbach, using the latest technologies such as topographical Lidar laser scanning and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging body scanning techniques (FMRI). The outcome of this collaboration between the scientist and the artist is stunning.
She has translated science into art, offering another view of the scientific world, of the scientist's work.
From Within 2007 silver bronze casts from human skull, 34 x 13.2
Pleasure/Pain 2009 (made in collaboration with Morten Kringelbach) rapid prototype SLS, 32 x 28 x 24, Edition of 3
What could at first seem a bit dry, unglamorous, even too masculine a subject for a lady, becomes, in Annie's hands, thoughtful, delicate and aesthetic, transcending the human body.
Annie is part of The Space Between exhibition now showing @ The Crypt St Pancras London.