I use painting and drawing to translate invented narrative content. My objective as a maker of images is to introduce a visual cue which transports the viewer to a place of unsettled curiosity. The environments I construct on paper and panel explore the place between the prelude to a significant event and its aftermath. Lately, as a consequence of a newfound interest in the stages of post-mortem decay and physical decomposition, I’m attempting to achieve this effect by rendering figures that are hybrid forms of human and animal interiors (organs, tissue, bones and blood) and exteriors (skin, teeth, and hair) in graceful, ballet-like poses.
Anne Buckwalter was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1987 and has studied painting at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia (BFA ’10) and Maine College of Art (MFA ’12). She lives and works in Portland, Maine.