Annie Evans is an Atlanta, Georgia, native with lifelong interests in both psychology and art. She attended the Atlanta College of Art for two years and experimented with several art forms before discovering clay. Her figures combine clay’s tactile, sensuous immediacy and her fascination with people. Annie’s graduate degree in Developmental Psychology, where she studied chimpanzees, is evident in her human-animal hybrid sculptures.
She combines women and wild animals to create mysterious, mythical reminders that we are but one of many animal species, related to the others both physically and emotionally. They offer an imaginative leap to our connectedness to animals and to the spirit world. Mexican folk craft plays an increasing role in the sculptures; the wooden boats represent life’s journey: often the boat is cracked or there are holes the passenger ignores; sometimes there is a partner, but usually the figure is alone, her expression revealing her emotional journey.
Annie has lived in several US cities and now resides in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Her work has been represented in galleries, exhibited in the US and Mexico and is in private collections in several countries.