My name is Anne Bradford. I am an artist who was born in Durham, North Carolina. When I was about four, I painted a horse and got incredibly frustrated because what I saw on the page was not what a horse looked like at all. That set the tone for every sketch, painting and sculpture I’ve made since. I wanted realism, but along with that I wanted the fanciful dream world I have always loved. For a while this was a conflict: I couldn’t find a way to make these two very different sides of my art and mind work together. The world isn’t black or white—realistic or fantasy. It’s strange and scary and confusing in all the grey areas: it’s all the weird in-between that makes things beautiful. So last summer I sat down and pushed myself. What I created was these expressions of how I see relationships and feeling through watercolor and ink.