‘Shower painting II’. Tiles, water, hair.
‘Shower painting III’. Bathroom floor tile, water, feet.
‘Accidental food painting I (when in doubt, pout it out)’. Gyoza, bao, plate.
‘Accidental food painting II (happy ho fun)’. Ho fun noodles, beansprouts, bowl, fork.
‘A hungry Van Gogh’. Finger, rocky road mix, mouth, heaven.
‘Sweet potato head’. Sweet potato, head.
‘Accidental food painting III (toad-in-the-whole gone wrong)’. Linda McCartney sausages, homemade yorkshire pudding mix, oven, failure.
‘Collaborative window painting (a pigeon collision)’. Glass, pigeon, imprint.
Life was dull. Annie was bored. She showered, she played with her food, she saw a bird fly into her window. She documented it all and called those spontaneous occurrences ‘art’.
Annie presents a new body of work created during the lockdown period, capturing her interactions and experiences of life at home. Whilst the works are presented as photographs, they were not specifically made to be art - she views them more as documentation of spur-of-the-moment, everyday observations.
She has also drawn inspiration from her experience and feelings of discomfort in the art world, coming up with her (way cooler) version of artwork titles and lists of unusual materials. Things that are mundane and not normally perceived as art have been turned into a collection of ephemeral ‘paintings’. She is interested in how art can be made and defined through the use of non-traditional media - domestic surfaces and overlooked objects. Oil paintings on canvas may look nice, but do they taste like chocolate?
Annie’s project is ongoing, and you can view the latest additions on her Instagram.