Ann Christopher studied sculpture at the West of England College of Art. She was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1980 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. In 1994 she was awarded an RBS Silver Medal for Sculpture of Outstanding Merit.
Her sculptures are elegantly poised, restrained and calm, belying a meticulous attention to detail and texture. Complex in their inspiration, their quiet presence is evocative of modern industrial landscape, ancient monoliths and natural rock formations.
“There is an emotional element to my work – my sculptures are also about journeys – the emotional journey of my life and the physical places I experience. The practicality of putting this into a solid object is of allowing your head to lead your hands, ‘the containment of shadows’, the combination of a shared view translated into my personal language.”
Christopher exhibits regularly and widely and has completed many public commissions. Her work is held in public collections including those of the City of Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol University, the Royal Academy and the Royal West of England Academy.
Line of Silence
Like the Hollow Form with Inner Form piece, I simply felt drawn to this piece – no real reflection other to say that I found it to be commanding and majestic – it reminded me of the Pictish Stones in Aberdeenshire.