I am a London-based visual artist and author.
My work is about embodying tensions and spans sculptures, site-specific installations, paintings, collages, and illustrations for children's books.
It is represented in public collections across Europe and Asia. I am a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors (RSS) since 2009.
As an author and illustrator, I weave my interest in the expressive and visual qualities of materials into writing stories as a way of raising young people's awareness about the world we live in. All situations are complex: my work is driven by the desire to convey this fact in a visible form. My aim is to engage with my audience on ecological, gender and economic issues which are paramount in our contemporary world. Sometimes I like to create absurd situations, as in The Door Factory, sometimes I turn to animals for a subversive view of the human world, as in Hermeline.
Interviews and statements
Embodying tensions / Les marrons du square, 2007
Sculpting / Sculpter, 2011
Conversation avec le temps, interview with Anne Mercedes by François Brack, Galerie d'art 1045, 2014.
L'infini dans le fini, interview with Anne Mercedes by Anne Rivière, Edition Le Fil Rourge, 2015.
The interview is translated into English and Flemish.
Working with ceramics / Mon travail en céramique, 2007
Working with bronze, 2011
S'imbriquer, 2011. An interview, in French, led by Stéphanie Le Follic Hadida before my residency at Briqueterie De Wulf.