“My work has grown out of a tradition of figurative representation dealing with vitality, balance, gravity and irony. Many are not just about ‘creating a sense of place’, they have become the place, street furniture and art, and people can use them”.
People establish a relationship with the sculpture through familiarity, and a subliminal bond occurs. The relationship moves from the practical to the aesthetic by quiet engagement, rather than through confrontation. Many of David Annand’s sculptures have poems commissioned and engraved on them.
His sculpture Nae Day Sae Dark, in Perth, Scotland, was inspired by the late poet William Soutar. David explains: “… each time I am commissioned I try to use a local poet. The poetry slows down passersby and helps them relate to the piece. I worked with Seamus Heaney on a piece in the Marie Curie Centre in Belfast and in Bellaghy.”
Annand has been a public artist and sculptor since leaving college in the early ‘70s. Most of his work is commissioned and in the public domain. He has worked throughout the UK and Eire where he has several public art works.
“David Annand`s sculptures have rapturous energy and life, which shines through in all his work and is one of the reasons he is in such demand for portraits and commemorative sculptures in public places. Nearly all his time is taken up in public and private commissions all over the country”.
David lives and works in Kilmany in the Scottish county of Fife. He is a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors.