Annick Ibsen is a sculptor and painter. She was born in Paris and moved to Des Moines 14 years ago, prior to which she experienced a breadth of cultures living in Libya, Indonesia, Hong Kong, London and India. She came to the medium of clay after decades of figurative painting and in the past ten years, the search for plasticity and the sculptural form became her focus. Her neo-cubist sculptures displace the viewer’s expectations to unveil the actual. In her search for realism, she also establishes connections between figurative and sculptural art forms with mixed media paintings that explore negative space.