ANNIE WOODFORD 

 


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Intrigued by the tenuous connection between past, present and future and the shadowy, illusive meaning of time, Annie Woodford makes work that is both haunting and enigmatic. Shifting boundaries between science and metaphysics, together with an enduring interest in parallel universe theory have been influential in developing the work, rendering the pieces esoteric, obscure and ambiguous, and a fascination with the concealed and the invisible has prompted her investigations into microscopy and the field of nano science - making the unseen seen. 

Nature - our mysterious, seemingly infinite universe - is for her a source of endless inspiration and wonder. Mankind’s place within that universe and the dichotomy between our wish for progress and our proclivity for self-destruction has become a central theme, leading to her obsession with frozen environments and the message they embrace - not only from the past but also for the future of our planet.

The work has qualities that reflect the intricacies of the natural world, elements that highlight its beauty and transience. Fragile, frangible, complex and complicated, delicately balanced between risk and control, her pieces float and oscillate between absence and presence, hovering silently in a place between.



‘Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere’

Blaise Pascal, mathematician, poet and philosopher.