Anne Mckenzie Botanic Calligraphy
My banners distill the complex visual and emotional experience of looking at trees and plants into responsive, conscious and exploratory calligraphic marks that convey the moment of creation . I am inspired by calligraphic traditions especially Shodo with its emphasis on mu-shin, creating a clear mind, as this enables me to simply look and to make pure, fresh and true marks. I also like the Buddhist practice of brushing sutras to accrue merit. It feels timely to brush my botanic 'sutras' to value and appreciate the importance of our environment. I hope that the pieces convey this awe, appreciation, deep respect and enjoyment.
I am a member of Design Nation and Find a Maker.
I graduated from Goldsmith's London with a PG Dip in Art Therapy and I have a Fine Art degree.
I have exhibited at Made London, RHS London Art and Plant Show, The London Artisan, Handmade at Kew and Handmade in Britain - Chelsea, CRAFT - Olympia and The Byre Gallery, Cornwall.
Photography by www.Yeshen.co.uk