||Sparks Gallery is pleased to show the work of Annalise Neil this summer. We have been exploring the theme of “imagination” in our exhibitions this year, and Neil’s work is a wonderful example of how the development of complex ideas can be brought to physical form through a unique vision.
Neil’s cyanotype and watercolor works are conceptually driven, with inspiration coming from both recognizable subjects like nature and animals, to abstract, philosophical topics like quantum theory, perception, and time. In particular, Neil has been investigating the work of physicist Carlo Rovelli, psychologist and economist Daniel Kahneman, Professor of Forest Ecology Suzanne Simard, and essayist Rebecca Solnit.
Starting with ideas prompted from research, Neil processes these topics in her sketchbook, writing down quotes and theoretical diagrams, which are then edited down to form the visual composition of the piece.