About the Artist
"My sculpture is about nature and its connection to life stages, growth cycles and the human body. I hope that upon viewing my sculpture, it will foster a closer connection between oneself and the natural world and to lead people to see their natural environment in a new way as well as to enhance one's sense of scale and place within one's environment. Unique veggies and fruits are sought out in farmer's markets or my own garden to model in clay for these series. Some of these sculptural forms evolve into larger scale pieces, carved out of logs which are exhibited in site sculpture shows throughout New England and beyond."
Anne Alexander lives and makes sculpture in the small, historical village of South Windham, Maine on the Presumpscot River. Her work ranges from small hand held pieces, shown in galleries, to human size pieces, which are displayed in outdoor site sculpture shows. She works in materials that come from the earth; clay, wood, and stone. Her imagery is derived from natural forms of shells, vegetables, fossils, and other small biological specimens. Ms. Alexander exhibits her work frequently in galleries and in exterior site sculpture shows. She has attended art residencies at Brush Creek Wyoming, Virginia Center for Creative Arts in Virginia and France, Vermont Studio Center, and Altos- de Chavon in The Dominican Republic. She has received two Pollack- Krasner Foundation Grants, Two Good Idea Grants from The Maine Arts Commission, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant to study the art of The Taino Indian in The Dominican Republic. Ms. Alexander has had several solo exhibits of her sculpture at The Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, ME.
Anne's new work is the Guandule Series. "Guandules are Pigeon Peas- a delicacy, and source of protein, in The Dominican Republic and other tropical & Latin countries. I become obsessed with certain forms. I have carved this form on a large scale in Wood and recently carved the 4 ft. long Granite Guandul. I have been working on the series of Ceramic Guandules for a few years now, experimenting with color using various, organic looking, layered glaze combinations."