Site artist Annie Cattrell took part in The National Brain Appeal’s 2022 art fundraiser A Letter in Mind contributing a work ‘Everything is Connected’.Site artist Annie Cattrell took part in The National Brain Appeal’s 2022 art fundraiser A Letter in Mind contributing a work ‘Everything is Connected’. More than 700 artists created original pieces of art for the event, responding to the theme ‘A Sense of Movement’.
All artworks were exhibited anonymously, priced identically at £85, with the artist’s identity only revealed at the end of the exhibition, once the artwork has sold. All proceeds went towards supporting vital projects, including the new neuroscience facility at Grays Inn Road, towards which The National Brain Appeal have pledged to raise £7 million.
Annie Cattrell said: “Everything is Connected’ is the title of a series of drawings and the major commission I am making for the new neuroscience facility on Grays Inn Road
“I am really interested in the way that the movement and almost calligraphic endless pencil line becomes a structure, by highlighting where the overlapping pencil crosses, using a black ink dot at each intersection. A kind of plotting in space (the white paper) of chance meetings, how these strengthen and of how research and ideas connect and become structures.
"I also like to show the fineness of the connectivity, by just using two single lines to connect the energetic masses of activity. Perhaps a schematic metaphor for how research and clinical work function in isolation and in tandem."