Annie Wasdell is concerned in the concept of our psyche being made up of a complex layering through an accumulation of experiences.
“I am drawn to printmaking for it’s ability to illustrate this layering. The physical process of making a print; the adding, erasing, blurring and revealing, seems to mimic the way these layers are built up. Some layers are transparent, some less so. And some obscure the layer behind, forming complexities within the image.”
Visually and conceptually, Wasdell’s work balances the familiar with the abstract; the creased paper becomes a rocky terrain, the crumpled bed-sheet, a landscape. They are knowingly flawed, rather than smooth, crisp and ‘in order’, representing the physicality of the world; the fragility, the unpredictability, and the emotional shifting of existence.