Anna Logan is an artist and illustrator whose practice aims to draw attention to the hidden, tangled connections between the human and non-human. In particular, she is drawn to landscapes where there is a history of human extraction and processing of natural resources. Each work begins with a personal sensory exploration of, and connection to, a place and the collection of tactile natural materials.
A key site of interest for Anna’s recent work has been the old gunpowder works at Kennall Vale in Ponsanooth. She is fascinated by the history of harnessing natural energy at the site, in the form of the water which runs through the valley, and the speculation that it could, in the future, be reimagined as a site of renewable hydro power. She has been exploring the contrasts and tensions between the exchanges of energy, inherent in the water, plants, and minerals, and the more tangible, short-lived and showy forces of human-made explosives.
Anna is based at CAST studios in Helston and holds an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University where she now teaches.