Anna Gillespie has attempted through her work to recapture a feeling of immersion in nature, often employing beech nuts, acorn cups, twigs, galls - with these natural found objects then cast into bronze. The act of gathering each autumn the artist considered a meditation; on the beauty of nature and our human place within it.
Gillespie's works focus on to the way in which humans are influenced by the man-made environment and to the way in which we interact with the planet as a species.
I have focused on a series of work called the Gathering Project. Gillespie uses the natural world to guide her colours and texture.
I first came across a Gillespie piece at the Glastonbury Festival, I like the way she politicises the environment and ecology; trying to use art to make a statement and make people more aware of the impact we have on the world.