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PICTURES: Ross-shire sculptor featured in prestigious virtual art exhibition

By Hector MacKenzie

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Sculptor Ann Coomber at an earlier exhibition at Inverewe Gardens in Wester Ross.
Sculptor Ann Coomber at an earlier exhibition at Inverewe Gardens in Wester Ross.

A ROSS-SHIRE sculptor is amongst several prominent Scottish artists to have been selected to exhibit in a prestigious virtual exhibition running until May 18.

Sculptor Ann Coomber from Ross-shire s fascinated by the intimate relationship between indigenous people and the natural world.

For them, every drawing and artefact embodies complex narratives and memories that record and direct their movement through life, landscape and time.

"Taking biological forms as my starting point, I develop them into curvaceous, domestic scale, abstract sculptures digging deep into my personal memories, imbuing them with meaning, recording my own journey," she said. "I am driven by a desire to make the stone 'move', developing sculptures that flow like water and wind. The beauty and wild weather of the Scottish Highlands constantly inspire me.

"When the wind roars around the carving shed, and rain batters the roof, I feel close to the elements."

Her work has been exhibited widely. In 2017 her work was selected for Sculpt at Kew, a major contemporary sculpture event at Kew Gardens, London. She is participating part-time in a multi-genre artist residency at National Trust for Scotland Inverewe Garden, from 2019 to mid 2021.

Other artists taking place are:

Charles Jamieson from Ayrshire

Brian Henderson from Edinburgh

Jonathan Wheeler from Moray

Rowena Comrie from Glasgow

Barbara Mackie from Midlothian

Yulia Allan from Midlothian

Photographer Sarah Morton from Kintyre

Sculptor Simon Burns-Cox from Edinburgh

Visit the exhibition here: http://www.creativecoverage.co.uk/artist-news/virtual-exhibition

Related: PICTURES: Inverewe garden exhibition showcases talent of artists

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