David Annand`s work has rapturous joy and life, which shines through in all his work and is one of the reasons he is in such demand for portraits, commemorative sculptures in public places. Nearly all his time is taken up in public and private commissions all over the country.
Sculptures by david annand
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design,Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
1987 - Sir Otto Beit Medal - Royal Society of British Sculptors for `Deer Leap`
1989 - Winner of the Peth High Street Sculpture Competition Perth Partnership
1989 - Winner Almswall Raod Sculpture Competition Irvine Development Corporation
1995 - Winner of the competition to design a sculpture for the Ashworth Roundabout
1995 - Winner of the competition to design a sculpture for Lord Street, Wreham
1996 - Winner Strathcarron Hospice composition unveiled by Princess Anne
1997 - Winner Birley Street Blackpool Public Sculpture Competition
1998 - Winner of public art commission in Basingstoke
1998 - Winner of public art commission of Nokia in Franborough
1998 - Winner pf public art commission in Fraserburgh
1998 - Winner Dunbar Swimming Pool Sculpture competion
1999 - Winner of the Maidstone commission of Whatmans Field DNA arbour of double helices
2000 - Winner of the Bache Roundabout commission Chester
2002 - Winner of the project to create a memorial to the poet Robert Fergusson.
`Nae Day Sae Dark` in Perth High Street is one of Annand`s best known pieces. This powerful testimony to the work of the poet William Soutar shows the potential of his technical and aesthetic experience. It answers the demanding criteria of public-art, thus combining heavy engineering, street furniture, local history, poetry, even irony and despair. As a composition it is as tight as the poem itself and equally accessible; important factors in both their philosophies.
"My work has grown out of a tradition of figurative representation exploiting the plasticity of clay. It deals with vitality, balance, gravity and irony. It is very important that my work should remain accessible to everyone i.e. realistic human or animal subjects, observed and modelled with discipline, set in a slightly incongruous composition, using the site as a plinth and often involving an abstract element in the composition. Think of a Richard Thompson song. It can be sentimental or traditional but then it is spiked with a guitar solo that is so abstract it is at the very edge of the genre. I wish I could achieve this in my sculpture. Everything is abstract. Looking back at my sculpture you`d think I am obsessed with giving gravity a hard time and taking my materials to the limit. It`s easy enough to make life-like sculptures, but, by nudging them off balance, in an awkward place - it makes them vulnerable, precarious; they get an urgency to be alive.".