Sea Change – 2006
My work is still very much in flux, I am experimenting with many techniques and surface treatments, finding joy in the new and untried. The versatility and endless possibilities working in clay is a great source of inspiration.
I am fascinated by the sea and the underwater world as a totally different environment. To me water and the sea hold very sensual qualities. Shapes are alien, beautiful and fascinating. Light behaves in different ways underwater; colours are amplified or subdued depending on the lighting conditions.
Changes in the artist’s life and professional direction, and a move from anger to joy, has led to a journey of creative exploration that was influenced by six months of traveling to different seas around the world in 2004. This trip was a source of inspiration for current work in ceramics, print and paint.
Annika has found that working in three different media simultaneously causes an exciting interchange of ideas and techniques. In her prints and paintings one can see echoes of the images that have also inspired her ceramics.
Annika has approached this exhibition as an exciting opportunity to show all aspects of her creative abilities.
This new body of work celebrates the endless possibilities that a variety of materials and techniques present and marks this stage of Annika’s journey as an artist.