Anne WijnmaalenArt & Research Breda
My Art practice flows in different directions, ripples, surges and submerges, but always starts or ends with water. Every entity on Earth is a body of water, equal to each other. All water on Earth moves between these humans, animals, oceans and rivers as part of a bigger picture.
The sense of connection and security water brings me has only increased since I started diving. Surrounded by water, I am home and nothing is more important than simply being.
Oceans and seas are my inspiration, my muse and sometimes even my partner.
This love channels a desire to protect vulnerable ecosystems underwater. Part of my installations are objects that refer to structures made by different bodies of water on which corals could grow. Materials such as cement used in coral conservation have flowed into my work, thus blurring the lines between art and science.
Connecting different elements the way water connects.