“In my work, I bring a sensitivity to materials, form, and composition as a means for exploring the human condition. Seeking to create a sense of tension and equilibrium, I utilize intuitive and analytical processes that push and pull off of one another. Paintings become frenetic histories of raw emotions, sculptures capture and suspend moments in time, modular compositions are constructed and deconstructed to mimic our constant state of flux. There is a meditation to all of it.
Unbound to one medium, I shift ideas from painting and printmaking into sculpture, installation, and video. This approach allows me to respond to form and material from multiple vantage points and encourages me to work energetically and untethered to expectation.” -Eleanor Annand
Eleanor Annand – Penland, NC
I am currently a Resident Artist at Penland School of Craft where I am spending the next three years exploring the intersections of art, design, and craft. My highly introspective studio practice combined with fifteen years of experience in the fields of graphic design and letterpress printing provides me with multiple vantage points in approaching this exploration.
Before my residency at Penland, I was the Creative Director for 7 Ton Design and Letterpress Company in Asheville, NC. 7 Ton Co. specialized in well-crafted design solutions, impeccably printed pieces, and one-of-a-kind handmade goods. While Creative Director I also maintained a studio practice. Over the past ten years my work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally.