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Annie Higgins

Annie believes that it is important to rebuild our lost knowledge of the natural world. She sees making as a way to consciously and creatively engage in this process. In her practice, she is exploring how we can re-establish a connection between the body and the environment in order to repair our relationship to both of these things.

She intends to place the body back in its physical context, where we can view ourselves as part of an ecosystem of natural cycles and take control of our effect on the world around us, as well as learning the value of our bodies as natural, fluid, sensory organs.

Her works speaks of the joy and impact of conscious observation and physical immersion in the landscape through wild swimming and explores how drawing and forging can be combined to further explore and express the sensations of these experiences.

Annie forges objects of focus to ground ourselves in sensory awareness.