Anna studied BA Hons Art & Aesthetics at UWIC, Cardiff, and MA Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts (UAL).
Combining traditional skills of observational drawing with digital design and printing to create faux educational charts, maps and diagrams, Anna’s practice seeks to re-imagine and subvert the ways humans categorise and view the natural world. She blends languages of science and art to create intricate maps, diagrams, or charts that invite the viewer to take a closer look to explore and find the subtle subversions, often with a humorous undertone. She appropriates natural history imagery and methods of categorising and mapping to convey the themes of anthrozoology (interactions between humans and other animals) she explores. Most of her categorising is not scientific, but more ‘folk taxonomic’ in its nature; it is more social or based on local or personal knowledge. Her disciplines are usually multifaceted and could be drawing, printmaking, watercolour, oil paint, as well as digital media and book arts. For more information please see www.annawalsh.co.uk