Anne Curry is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. She discovered the power of sculpture as a student, while working for a doctorate in Egyptology at Oxford University. “I see in the sculpture of Ancient Egypt the perfect combination of material, line, volume and tension.” Clean lines, pared down details and inner power are the fundamental principles of her work.
She started sculpting in 1989 and was quickly recognised as an accomplished portrait sculptor at home and abroad: her high profile commissions have included the bust of several prominent political figures, including a British Prime Minister, for the Palace of Westminster collection.
At the same time, she started working on large outdoor sculptures based on close observation of organic shapes. Having created an exceptional garden out of bare fields, and worked for years among plants, Anne remains fascinated by the development of natural forms and their patterns. The curves, spiral of growth, the unfolding of leaves and flowers, the bursting of seed pods, all imply controlled movement, a disciplined, mathematical progression and immense internal energy.
Working on a large scale presents an array of challenges. Anne uses a technique involving the hot carving of vast blocks of polystyrene. The sculpture is then moulded and cast in resin or bronze. These sculptures have been shown in several great gardens in England, including Kew Gardens, at the 2017 Venice Biennale, in France and in the Netherlands. They are in collections on both sides of the Atlantic and in the Far East.
For more information, visit Anne’s website, at annecurry-sculpture.co.uk.